burned-out

adjective
\ ˈbərnd-ˈau̇t How to pronounce burned-out (audio) , ˈbərnt-ˈau̇t \
variants: or burnt-out \ ˈbərnt-​ˈau̇t How to pronounce burned-out (audio) \

Definition of burned-out

1 : worn-out also : exhausted
2 : destroyed by fire a burned-out building

First Known Use of burned-out

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Burned-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burned-out. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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