exhausted

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ex•haust•ed /ɪgˈzɔstɪd/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. drained of strength or energy;
    greatly fatigued:The exhausted runner stopped for a minute's rest.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ex•haust /ɪgˈzɔst/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to drain of strength or energy: I have exhausted myself working. The children exhausted their babysitter.
  2. to use up or consume completely:The soldiers had exhausted their supply of ammunition.
  3. to draw out all that is essential in; treat or study thoroughly:They had completely exhausted the subject.

n. [uncountable]
  1. Mechanical Engineeringthe steam or gases that escape or are sent out of an engine:the exhaust from the car ahead.
  2. Automotive, Mechanical EngineeringAlso called ˈex•haust ˌsys•tem. the parts of an engine through which the exhaust is ejected:Check the exhaust for a leak.
ex•haus•tion /ɪgˈzɔstʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
ex•haust•i•ble, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ex•haust  (ig zôst),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to drain of strength or energy, wear out, or fatigue greatly, as a person:I have exhausted myself working.
  2. to use up or consume completely;
    expend the whole of:He exhausted a fortune in stock-market speculation.
  3. to draw out all that is essential in (a subject, topic, etc.);
    treat or study thoroughly.
  4. to empty by drawing out the contents:to exhaust a tank of fuel oil.
  5. Physicsto create a vacuum in.
  6. to draw out or drain off completely.
  7. to deprive wholly of useful or essential properties, possessions, resources, etc.
  8. Chemistry, Drugsto deprive of ingredients by the use of solvents, as a drug.
  9. to destroy the fertility of (soil), as by intensive cultivation.

v.i. 
  1. Physicsto pass out or escape, as spent steam from the cylinder of an engine.

n. Mach. 
  1. the escape of steam or gases from the cylinder of an engine.
  2. the steam or gases ejected.
  3. AutomotiveAlso called  exhaust system. the parts of an engine through which the exhaust is ejected.
ex•hauster, n. 
ex•hausti•ble, adj. 
ex•haust′i•bili•ty, n. 
  • Latin exhaustus emptied out, drained out, past participle of exhaurīre
  • 1515–25; 1895–1900 for def. 11;
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged tire, enervate, prostrate, debilitate.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged waste, squander, dissipate.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged void.
    • 12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fumes, smoke, vapor.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged strengthen, invigorate.
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fill.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

exhaust /ɪɡˈzɔːst/ vb (mainly tr)
  1. to drain the energy of; tire out
  2. to deprive of resources, etc
  3. to deplete totally; expend; consume
  4. to empty (a container) by drawing off or pumping out (the contents)
  5. to develop or discuss thoroughly so that no further interest remains
  6. to remove gas from (a vessel, etc) in order to reduce the pressure or create a vacuum; evacuate
  7. (intransitive) (of steam or other gases) to be emitted or to escape from an engine after being expanded
n
  1. gases ejected from an engine as waste products
  2. the expulsion of expanded gas or steam from an engine
  3. (as modifier): exhaust valve, exhaust pipe
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin exhaustus made empty, from exhaurīre to draw out, from haurīre to draw, drain

exˈhausted adj exˈhaustible adj exˈhausting adj



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