exhausted

adjective

ex·​haust·​ed ig-ˈzȯ-stəd How to pronounce exhausted (audio)
1
: completely or almost completely depleted of resources or contents
… crops are grown in the resulting field for a year or a few years until the soil is exhausted, and then the field is abandoned …Jared Diamond
2
: depleted of energy : extremely tired
I mean I was just exhausted, totally exhausted. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs without panting and wheezing.Anthony DeCurtis

Examples of exhausted in a Sentence

the exhausted runner crossed the finish line and just collapsed
Recent Examples on the Web At 11:20 pm, exhausted but uninjured, the man was home, officials said. Julia Daye, Miami Herald, 5 July 2024 Another photo showed the two lying down in a play pen, seemingly exhausted after some playtime. Emma Aerin Becker, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024 Well, good news for your exhausted computer with a zillion internet browser tabs open to every bed-seller under the sun: Amazon has a dreamy range of mattresses available from high-quality brands like Dreamfoam, Nectar, and Tuft & Needle. Jasmine Seales, SELF, 24 June 2024 The Kansas City Chiefs tight end carried an exhausted Swift to the couch on set in the over-the-top final act of her Tortured Poets extravaganza. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for exhausted 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of exhausted was circa 1656

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“Exhausted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhausted. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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