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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





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