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1exhaust

verb ex·haust \ig-ˈzst\

: to use all of someone's mental or physical energy : to tire out or wear out (someone) completely

: to completely use up (something, such as supplies or money)

: to try all of (something)

Full Definition of EXHAUST

transitive verb
1
a :  to consume entirely :  use up <exhausted our funds in a week>
b :  to tire extremely or completely <exhausted by overwork>
c :  to deprive of a valuable quality or constituent <exhaust a soil of fertility>
2
a :  to draw off or let out completely
b :  to empty by drawing off the contents; specifically :  to create a vacuum in
3
a :  to consider or discuss (a subject) thoroughly or completely
b :  to try out the whole number of <exhausted all the possibilities>
intransitive verb
:  discharge, empty <the engine exhausts through the muffler>
ex·haust·er noun
ex·haust·ibil·i·ty \-ˌz-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ex·haust·ible \-ˈz-stə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of EXHAUST

  1. If they keep spending this way, they'll exhaust their savings.
  2. He can talk about baseball for hours and still feel that he hasn't exhausted the subject .

Origin of EXHAUST

Latin exhaustus, past participle of exhaurire, from ex- + haurire to draw; akin to Middle High German œsen to empty, Greek auein to take
First Known Use: 1531

2exhaust

noun

: the mixture of gases produced by an engine

: a pipe or system of pipes through which exhaust is released

Full Definition of EXHAUST

1
a :  the escape of used gas or vapor from an engine
b :  the gas or vapor thus escaping
2
a :  the conduit through which used gases escape
b :  an arrangement for removing fumes, dusts, or odors from an enclosure
3

Examples of EXHAUST

  1. diesel exhaust from passing trucks
  2. There's a problem with the car's exhaust.

First Known Use of EXHAUST

1848

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

exhaust

transitive verb ex·haust \ig-ˈzst\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXHAUST

1
a :  to draw off or let out completely b :  to empty by drawing off the contents; specifically :  to create a vacuum in
2
a :  to use up :  consume completely b :  to tire extremely or completely <exhausted by overwork>
3
:  to extract completely with a solvent <exhaust a drug with alcohol>

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