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.
Recent Examples on the Web The element appears to be the only ‘basic’ material of which the supply is inexhaustible: one cubic mile of sea water contains 9.2 billion pounds of metal in the form of magnesium chloride. Scientific American, "Future Cars Will be Made of Magnesium," 7 Aug. 2020 The resource is clean, inexhaustible and, to an extent that even solar and wind are not, highly predictable. Greta Rybus, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Push for Tidal Power Faces Its Biggest Challenge Yet," 10 Apr. 2020 These can be enriching pursuits, especially online; the tools to make oneself are inexhaustible. Jason Parham, Wired, "The Rise and Limits of Hashtag TV," 18 Apr. 2020 The truth is that while the demand for political stories is nearly inexhaustible, the supply chain is often short of new information or insights. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "The Political Media’s Blurred Reality," 12 Mar. 2020 Deeper music may exhaust us for a time, but remains itself inexhaustible. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "‘Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning’: A son escapes into music after his mother’s death," 11 Feb. 2020 Next weekend brings one more early-voting state offering the chance for breakthroughs, with former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg -- armed with an inexhaustible cash reserve is standing on the other side of Super Tuesday. Rick Klein, ABC News, "Sen. Bernie Sanders takes control of Democratic race with resounding Nevada win: ANALYSIS," 22 Feb. 2020 Another woman stood in the middle waving a giant Lebanese flag, energizing the small but growing group with her inexhaustible fervor. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "From Sudan to Hong Kong to Chile, what it was like to be one of the protesters of 2019," 28 Dec. 2019 Decades later, New York Times book critic Dwight Garner called it the ‘‘counterculture bible.’’ A seemingly inexhaustible speaker, Dr. Alpert led marathon-length workshops and retreats that drew thousands of followers., "WASHINGTON — Ram Dass, a popular author and white-robed apostle of Eastern mysticism who began his transcendental journey more than 50 years ago as the right-hand disciple of psychedelic-drug advocate Timothy Leary, died Sunday at his home on Maui. He was 88.," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of inexhaustible

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Inexhaustible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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