inexhaustible

adjective
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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The Boosted Board outlasted me, like an inexhaustible dog. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "What Happened When I Rode a Boosted Board From New York to Philadelphia," 27 Dec. 2018 The house came with an inexhaustible supply of the pilsner, company spokesman Kasper Elbjørn said, both in bottle and on tap. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Among the Lesser-Known Nobel Prize Perks: Free Parking," 7 Oct. 2018 Cold fusion, or low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR), is potentially an inexhaustible source of clean energy. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Can Cold Fusion Come Back From the Dead?," 21 Dec. 2015 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, baltimoresun.com, "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, chicagotribune.com, "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

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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 \

Kids Definition of inexhaustible

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

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