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Language: Old English
Origin:

thus

adverb
     
thus W1 formal
1 [sentence adverb] as a result of something that you have just mentioned:
Most of the evidence was destroyed in the fire. Thus it would be almost impossible to prove him guilty.
! In spoken English it is more usual to use so.
2 in this manner or way:
They diluted the drug, thus reducing its effectiveness.
3

thus far

until now:
Her political career thus far had remained unblemished.

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