in·​ex·​haust·​ible | \ˌi-nig-ˈzȯ-stə-bəl \

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 \ noun
inexhaustibleness \ ˌi-​nig-​ˈzȯ-​stə-​bəl-​nəs \ noun
inexhaustibly \ ˌi-​nig-​ˈzȯ-​stə-​blē \ 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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Get our daily newsletter The funeral trade has the most basic of business advantages: inexhaustible demand. The Economist, "Great news for the dead: the funeral industry is being disrupted," 12 Apr. 2018 Between the latter two, the seemingly inexhaustible Count Fleet squeezed in another victory, the Withers Stakes. Mike Klingaman,, "75 years ago, Count Fleet was a true sports hero — and Triple Crown winner," 19 May 2018 By Robert Simonson Ten Speed Press, 176 pages, $18.99 Many home bartenders have amassed small libraries of cocktail books offering an inexhaustible supply of drink recipes. Kenney Marlatt,, "Stock your bar shelf with three James Beard-nominated cocktail books from Chicago authors," 27 Apr. 2018 Financial fraud has long been a seemingly inexhaustible subject in European fiction. Daniel Mendelsohn, Town & Country, "How Notorious White-Collar Criminals Use Their Friends and Social Connections," 4 Nov. 2016 Similarly antisocial is his human counterpart Frank, played with an inexhaustible supply of humility by Will Arnett. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "'Show Dogs' needs to be put down," 17 May 2018 Since the beginning of their career, indie-pop duo Matt and Kim have been a seemingly inexhaustible beacon of positivity. Mackenzie Cummings-grady, Billboard, "Matt and Kim on Overcoming Kim's Leg Injury and Their Dark But Hopeful New Album," 4 May 2018 Thank you for being my audience, and for sharing with me the joy of music, in its infinite, inexhaustible variety. John Von Rhein,, "A selective guide to U.S. summer classical music festivals," 1 May 2018 My grandmother was content to sit in the back yard wearing her old wide-brimmed summer hat and occasionally getting up to feed herself raspberries from the seemingly inexhaustible bushes. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, "How Did We Come to Know You?," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of inexhaustible

1601, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inexhaustible

: impossible to use up completely : impossible to exhaust


in·​ex·​haust·​ible | \ˌi-nig-ˈzȯ-stə-bəl \

Kids Definition of inexhaustible

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

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