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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In undermining women, the men of Gilead have also underestimated them: their capacity to gather intelligence and forge alliances even under constant surveillance, their inexhaustible patience and perseverance. Barbara Vandenburgh, USA TODAY, "Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale,' Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments,' well worth the wait," 4 Sep. 2019 The Dark Crystal is a 1982 film conceived by Jim Henson, the inexhaustible creator of The Muppets. Time, "What to Know About The Dark Crystal Before Watching the Netflix Prequel," 29 Aug. 2019 What accounts for the inexhaustible appeal of watching someone — an attractive, young white woman, usually — get asphyxiated, dismembered or stabbed? Nora Caplan-bricker, Washington Post, "Why are women so captivated by tales of murder?," 23 Aug. 2019 The cells can be grown perpetually, providing an inexhaustible supply. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Neural stem cells to be readied for newborn therapy under $5M grant to San Diego researcher," 20 Aug. 2019 These stem cells can theoretically be used as an inexhaustible source for cells. Tobias Deuse, The Conversation, "Stem cells could regenerate organs – but only if the body won’t reject them," 19 Aug. 2019 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,, "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

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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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