burnout

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

burn·out

noun \ˈbərn-ˌat\

: the condition of someone who has become very physically and emotionally tired after doing a difficult job for a long time

: a person who suffers burnout

: the time when a jet or rocket engine stops working because there is no more fuel available

Full Definition of BURNOUT

1
:  the cessation of operation usually of a jet or rocket engine; also :  the point at which burnout occurs
2
a :  exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration
b :  a person suffering from burnout
3
:  a person showing the effects of drug abuse

Examples of BURNOUT

  1. Teaching can be very stressful, and many teachers eventually suffer burnout.
  2. the burnout rate among teachers
  3. a novel about academic burnouts

First Known Use of BURNOUT

1940

Rhymes with BURNOUT

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burn·out

noun \ˈbərn-ˌat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BURNOUT

1
a : exhaustion of physical or emotional strength usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration b : a person affected with burnout
2
: a person showing the effects of drug abuse

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