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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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 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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