Throughly, commonly spelled thoroughly, is defined as done completely.
An example of throughly is a science project that underwent the entire scientific method and reached conclusive results.
(comparative more throughly, superlative most throughly)
From through +"Ž -ly.
- If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is throughly baked.
- Each petition is throughly explained and when filled in, it is sent to the petitioner's two United States Senators and Congressional Representative.
- Always throughly wash, or use a commercial fruit and vegetable sanitizing product, on all produce before preparing or eating them.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure that meat, poultry and fish products are throughly cooked.