inexhaustible

adjective
in·​ex·​haust·​ible | \ ˌi-nig-ˈzȯ-stə-bəl How to pronounce inexhaustible (audio) \

Definition of inexhaustible

: not exhaustible: such as
a : incapable of being used up inexhaustible riches
b : incapable of being wearied or worn out an inexhaustible hiker

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Other Words from inexhaustible

inexhaustibility \ ˌi-​nig-​ˌzȯ-​stə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inexhaustibility (audio) \ noun
inexhaustibleness \ ˌi-​nig-​ˈzȯ-​stə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce inexhaustibleness (audio) \ noun
inexhaustibly \ ˌi-​nig-​ˈzȯ-​stə-​blē How to pronounce inexhaustibly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of inexhaustible in a Sentence

The world's supply of oil is not inexhaustible. He seems to have inexhaustible energy.

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For writers, the subject of New York—and its inhabitants—can often be inexhaustible. Erin Overbey, The New Yorker, "Sunday Reading: Manhattan Stories," 28 July 2019 That talent of theirs definitely comes in handy when looking after their two kids, who seem to have an inexhaustible supply of energy. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Justin Baldoni Hopes His Two Kids Take After His Wife — but Get His 'Sense of Humor'," 19 July 2019 Such is the fractious nature of this city and its inexhaustible pool of umbrage. Kyle Smith, National Review, "How Seinfeld Mastered the Comedy Domain," 13 July 2019 Increasing taxes on boy's shoes, kitchen appliances, sheets and blankets and curtains, and hundreds of other basic clothing items and home goods, will hurt all moms who don't have inexhaustible disposable income. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Tariffs on China goods will hit women shoppers hardest, JC Penney argues," 20 June 2019 Physical attributes aside, Nilsson’s inexhaustible work ethic and consummate professionalism were rock-solid, and affected everything from her renowned business acumen to her crystalline diction. Martin Filler, The New York Review of Books, "Wagner’s Wonder Woman," 8 Sep. 2018 Because there is an inexhaustible, because renewable, supply of alarmists, Washington’s libertarian Cato Institute has created the Simon Abundance Index to refute them. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: Scarcities are recyclable excuses for expanding government," 13 June 2019 Because there is an inexhaustible, because renewable, supply of alarmists, Washington’s libertarian Cato Institute has created the Simon Abundance Index to refute them. George Will, National Review, "The Scarcity Scam," 13 June 2019 An inexhaustible, year-round adventure lover’s dream, California is home to nine national parks, more than 300 state parks, a fiesta of rushing rivers, 3,427 miles of dramatic Pacific coastline, and the world’s tallest forests. Caitlin Etherton, National Geographic, "20 dreamy photos of California’s natural wonders," 3 June 2019

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First Known Use of inexhaustible

1601, in the meaning defined above

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inexhaustible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inexhaustible

: impossible to use up completely : impossible to exhaust

inexhaustible

adjective
in·​ex·​haust·​ible | \ ˌi-nig-ˈzȯ-stə-bəl How to pronounce inexhaustible (audio) \

Kids Definition of inexhaustible

: plentiful enough not to give out or be used up an inexhaustible supply

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