exhaustion

noun
ex·​haus·​tion | \ ig-ˈzȯs-chən How to pronounce exhaustion (audio) \

Definition of exhaustion

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

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Examples of exhaustion in a Sentence

He worked to the point of complete exhaustion. the exhaustion of our natural resources

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The days went by in a blur, a log of images snatched from the fog of exhaustion. Azam Ahmed, New York Times, "Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.," 18 Aug. 2019 Its main symptom is the exhaustion that comes with being the household manager who at once notices problems, delegates solutions and otherwise carries all the domestic upkeep in order to relieve others. Nell Frizzell, refinery29.com, "We Aren't Moaning, We're Just Carrying The Mental Load In Our Relationships," 25 July 2019 Despite the mental exhaustion that comes along with being in contention at a major, Koepka fancies himself in better shape physically this year than last. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Two-time U.S. Open champ Brooks Koepka plans to approach Travelers Championship like its a major," 19 June 2019 Watching Xavier's three exhibition games on the internet, the Musketeers used a bunch of different lineups with heavy rotations each game to protect guys from injury and exhaustion, while also giving the newcomers as many opportunities as possible. Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "Xavier's Spanish voyage: Are the Musketeers returning a better team?," 15 Aug. 2019 Debra Roberts, who has worked at the warehouse since 2012, knows exhaustion only too well. Christopher Leonard, ProPublica, "Rising Profits, Rising Injuries: The Safety Crisis at Koch Industries’ Georgia-Pacific," 8 Aug. 2019 The Washington Post via Getty Images Debra Roberts, who has worked at the warehouse since 2012, knows exhaustion only too well. Fortune, "Rising Profits, Rising Injuries: Koch Industries Faces a Safety Crisis at Georgia-Pacific," 8 Aug. 2019 Symptoms of plague include fever, swollen and tender lymph nodes, chills and extreme exhaustion. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Plague confirmed in Commerce City prairie dogs; Rocky Mountain Arsenal closes," 1 Aug. 2019 Burned out physicians are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, and exhaustion. Kunal Sindhu, Quartz, "The US is on the verge of a devastating, but avoidable doctor shortage," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of exhaustion

1615, in the meaning defined above

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exhaustion

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exhaustion

: the state of being extremely tired : the state of being exhausted
: the act of using all of something : the act of exhausting something

exhaustion

noun
ex·​haus·​tion | \ ig-ˈzȯs-chən How to pronounce exhaustion (audio) \

Kids Definition of exhaustion

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

exhaustion

noun
ex·​haus·​tion | \ ig-ˈzȯs-chən How to pronounce exhaustion (audio) \

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

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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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