1. (modifier) utterly, totally, completely, absolutely - an intensifier that follows words describing abandonment and loss, e.g. whakarere, rere and mahue.
Ka mutu te kitea o te kōura i aua tāone kari kōura, ka mahue mōrukaruka, he 'tāone kēhua' te otinga atu (HJ 2015:137). / When gold ceased to be found in those gold prospecting towns, they were completely abandoned, ghost towns being the result.