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exhaust

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verb ex·haust \ig-ˈzȯst\

Simple Definition of exhaust

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exhaust

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 a :  to draw off or let out completely b :  to empty by drawing off the contents; specifically :  to create a vacuum in

  4. 3 a :  to consider or discuss (a subject) thoroughly or completely b :  to try out the whole number of <exhausted all the possibilities>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  discharge, empty <the engine exhausts through the muffler>

exhauster noun
exhaustibility play \-ˌzȯ-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
exhaustible play \-ˈzȯ-stə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of exhaust in a sentence

  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

Synonym Discussion of exhaust

deplete, drain, exhaust, impoverish, bankrupt mean to deprive of something essential to existence or potency. deplete implies a reduction in number or quantity so as to endanger the ability to function <depleting our natural resources>. drain implies a gradual withdrawal and ultimate deprivation of what is necessary to an existence <personal tragedy had drained him of all spirit>. exhaust stresses a complete emptying <her lecture exhausted the subject>. impoverish suggests a deprivation of something essential to richness or productiveness <impoverished soil>. bankrupt suggests impoverishment to the point of imminent collapse <war had bankrupted the nation of resources>.

tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag mean to make or become unable or unwilling to continue. tire implies a draining of one's strength or patience <the long ride tired us out>. weary stresses tiring until one is unable to endure more of the same thing <wearied of the constant arguing>. fatigue suggests great lassitude from excessive strain or undue effort <fatigued by the day's chores>. exhaust implies complete draining of strength by hard exertion <shoveling snow exhausted him>. jade suggests the loss of all freshness and eagerness <appetites jaded by overindulgence>. fag implies a drooping with fatigue <shoppers all fagged out by the Christmas rush>.

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exhaust

noun ex·haust

Simple Definition of exhaust

  • : the mixture of gases produced by an engine

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exhaust

  1. 1 a :  the escape of used gas or vapor from an engine b :  the gas or vapor thus escaping

  2. 2 a :  the conduit through which used gases escape b :  an arrangement for removing fumes, dusts, or odors from an enclosure

  3. 3 :  exhaustion

Examples of exhaust in a sentence

  1. diesel exhaust from passing trucks

  2. There's a problem with the car's exhaust.



1848

First Known Use of exhaust

1848

Other Automotive Terms



EXHAUST Defined for Kids

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exhaust

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verb ex·haust \ig-ˈzȯst\

Definition of exhaust for Students

exhaustedexhausting

  1. 1 :  to tire out :  fatigue <Hard work will exhaust you.>

  2. 2 :  to use up completely <We've exhausted our supplies.>

  3. 3 :  to try out all of <We exhausted all options.>




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exhaust

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noun ex·haust

Definition of exhaust for Students

  1. 1 :  the gas that escapes from an engine

  2. 2 :  a system of pipes through which exhaust escapes




Medical Dictionary

exhaust

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transitive verb ex·haust \ig-ˈzȯst\

Medical Definition of exhaust

  1. 1a:  to draw off or let out completelyb:  to empty by drawing off the contents; specifically :  to create a vacuum in

  2. 2a:  to use up :  consume completelyb:  to tire extremely or completely <exhausted by overwork>

  3. 3:  to extract completely with a solvent <exhaust a drug with alcohol>




Law Dictionary

exhaust

transitive verb ex·haust

Legal Definition of exhaust

  1. :  to use up or consume entirely: as a :  to try all of (available remedies) <the applicant has exhausted the remedies available in the courts of the State — U.S. Code> b :  to bring (a claim) through all available prior levels of review <each of his claims would now be exhausted — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel>





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