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
Examples of exhaust in a Sentence
If they keep spending this way, they'll exhaust their savings.
He can talk about baseball for hours and still feel that he hasn't exhausted the subject. Noun
diesel exhaust from passing trucks
There's a problem with the car's exhaust.
Recent Examples on the Web
Middle-class people must exhaust their assets to qualify, forcing them to sell much of their property and to empty their bank accounts.—Jordan Rau, Fortune Well, 16 Nov. 2023 The 30-year-old is exhausted, hungry and sick from drinking dirty water.—Hajar Harb, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 This left Tolley confused since, in its last communication, Anthem had said all avenues of appeal with its office had been exhausted.—Maya Miller, ProPublica, 8 Nov. 2023 In other words, in many nations, political leaders, dissidents, and social movements, having exhausted so many rotten ideas and endured so much oppression and tragedy, began to push the world in a direction of decency, democracy, and compromise.—David Remnick, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2023 And a slew of federal programs that aid the poor — including those that provide child care, nutrition assistance, college financial aid and housing support — would start to exhaust their reserves in ways that could leave low-income families facing new financial strains.—Tony Romm, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Automatic cuts to Social Security are estimated to come in 2035 unless something is done, and the Medicare Hospital Trust Fund is expected to be exhausted between 2028 and 2031.—Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 9 Nov. 2023 Despite the new assessment of exhausting the carbon budget by 2029, the planet is now so close to exceeding the 1.5-degree warming threshold that the exact timing isn’t significant, says Rob Jackson, a professor of Earth System Science at Stanford University.—Stephanie Ebbs, ABC News, 1 Nov. 2023 During his early shows, Darnielle would translate his enthusiasm by screaming and shaking, exhausting himself on stage.—Sam Sodomsky, Pitchfork, 30 Oct. 2023
Mazda’s signature smiling grille is present, but otherwise, there are no large intakes, big exhaust tips, or other typical sports car cues.—Daniel Golson, The Verge, 27 Oct. 2023 Turn on Exhaust Fans Bathroom fans and kitchen exhaust fans draw heat and humidity away from your house.—Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Sep. 2023 The Chesapeake cowboys rode into St. Michaels, Md., on a steamy Sunday in August, and the air smelled like crab seasoning and diesel exhaust, with a dash of light beer and lime.—Jason Nark Kent Nishimura, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 At this time, Lamborghinis would spit exhaust flames and randomly catch fire in traffic.—Clifford Atiyeh, Robb Report, 13 Nov. 2023 Shale fields require constant drilling of new wells because production exhausts after a few years.—Clifford Krauss, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 Still, its supercharged V-8 is ready to emit exciting sounds from its exhaust pipes.—Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 Other suppliers played a big role too, like Dearborn Steel Tubing (DST), who cemented its position as supplier of Ford exhaust systems and high-performance parts.—Robert Ross, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 Triggers Participants identified several triggers for motion sickness, including roads with frequent turns (72 percent), cigarette or exhaust smells (71 percent), and curvy roads (70.5 percent).—Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 28 Oct. 2023 See More
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Latin exhaustus, past participle of exhaurire, from ex- + haurire to draw; akin to Middle High German œsen to empty, Greek auein to take