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UK [kəmˈpliːtlɪ] / US [kəmˈplɪtlɪ] adverb
1) used for emphasis

Doctors said the operation was completely successful.

Ellen's suggestion took us completely by surprise.

2) if something is done completely, every part of it is done

English dictionary. 2014.

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