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Dictionary definition for: Exacting

1. (a) having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures; "fastidious microorganisms" "certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements"

2. (s) severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor" "a stern disciplinarian" "strict standards"

3. (s) requiring precise accuracy; "an exacting job" "became more exigent over his pronunciation"

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