exhaustion

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

Definition of exhaustion

  1. :  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

1615

First Known Use of exhaustion

1615


EXHAUSTION Defined for English Language Learners

exhaustion

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

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

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

Definition of exhaustion for Students

  1. 1 :  the condition of being very tired

  2. 2 :  the act of using up completely <exhaustion of a water supply>


Medical Dictionary

exhaustion

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noun ex·haus·tion \ig-ˈzȯs-chən\

Medical Definition of exhaustion

  1. 1:  the act or process of exhausting :  the state of being exhausted <suffered from physical and mental exhaustion>—see heat exhaustion

  2. 2:  neurosis following overstrain or overexertion especially in military combat


Law Dictionary

exhaustion

noun ex·haus·tion

Legal Definition of exhaustion

  1. :  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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