ex·​haust·​ed | \ ig-ˈzȯ-stəd How to pronounce exhausted (audio) \

Definition of exhausted

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

First Known Use of exhausted

circa 1656 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of exhausted was circa 1656

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“Exhausted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhausted. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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