exhaustion

noun ex·haus·tion \ ig-ˈzȯs-chən \
Updated on: 18 Dec 2017

Definition of exhaustion

: the act or process of exhausting : the state of being exhausted

Examples of exhaustion in a Sentence

  1. He worked to the point of complete exhaustion.

  2. the exhaustion of our natural resources

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First Known Use of exhaustion

1615


EXHAUSTION Defined for English Language Learners

exhaustion

noun

Definition of exhaustion for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being extremely tired : the state of being exhausted

  • : the act of using all of something : the act of exhausting something


EXHAUSTION Defined for Kids

exhaustion

noun ex·haus·tion \ ig-ˈzȯs-chən \

Definition of exhaustion for Students

1 : the condition of being very tired
2 : the act of using up completely
  • exhaustion of a water supply

Medical Dictionary

exhaustion

noun ex·haus·tion \ ig-ˈzȯs-chən \

medical Definition of exhaustion

1 : the act or process of exhausting : the state of being exhausted
  • suffered from physical and mental exhaustion
— see heat exhaustion
2 : neurosis following overstrain or overexertion especially in military combat

Law Dictionary

exhaustion

noun ex·haus·tion

legal Definition of exhaustion

: the act or process of exhausting
  • even after the exhaustion of direct appellate review
  • —W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel
; specifically : exhaustion of remedies


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