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exhaustion

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

Simple Definition of exhaustion

  • : the state of being extremely tired : the state of being exhausted

  • : the act of using all of something : the act of exhausting something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exhaustion

  1. :  the act or process of exhausting :  the state of being exhausted

Examples of exhaustion in a sentence

  1. He worked to the point of complete exhaustion.

  2. the exhaustion of our natural resources



1615

First Known Use of exhaustion

1615


EXHAUSTION Defined for Kids

exhaustion

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

Definition of exhaustion for Students

  1. 1 :  the condition of being very tired

  2. 2 :  the act of using up completely <exhaustion of a water supply>




Medical Dictionary

exhaustion

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

Medical Definition of exhaustion

  1. 1:  the act or process of exhausting :  the state of being exhausted <suffered from physical and mental exhaustion>—see heat exhaustion

  2. 2:  neurosis following overstrain or overexertion especially in military combat




Law Dictionary

exhaustion

noun ex·haus·tion

Legal Definition of exhaustion

  1. :  the act or process of exhausting <even after the exhaustion of direct appellate review — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel>; specifically :  exhaustion of remedies





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