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exhaust

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of exhaust

  1. 1 to use up all the physical energy of the long day at the county fair had exhausted everyone Synonyms of exhaust break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, tire, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out, weary Words Related to exhaust debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weaken Phrases wear to a frazzle Near Antonyms of exhaust activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind

  2. 2 to make complete use of we had been at the theme park barely for two hours, and we were on the verge of exhausting our spending money Synonyms of exhaust absorb, burn, consume, devour, drain, draw down, deplete, expend, play out, spend, use upWords Related to exhaust abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, reduce; eat, use; bankrupt, clean (out), impoverish; cripple, debilitate, disable, enfeeble, sap, undermine, weaken; dry up, empty; blow, dissipate, fritter (away), guzzle, lavish, misspend, run through, squander, throw away, wasteNear Antonyms of exhaust augment, enlarge, increase; bolster, enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; rebuild, repair, restore, revive; conserve, preserve, saveAntonyms of exhaust renew, replace

Synonym Discussion of exhaust

deplete, drain, exhaust, impoverish, bankrupt mean to deprive of something essential to existence or potency. deplete implies a reduction in number or quantity so as to endanger the ability to function.
    • depleting our natural resources
drain implies a gradual withdrawal and ultimate deprivation of what is necessary to an existence.
    • personal tragedy had drained him of all spirit
exhaust stresses a complete emptying.
    • her lecture exhausted the subject
impoverish suggests a deprivation of something essential to richness or productiveness.
    • impoverished soil
bankrupt suggests impoverishment to the point of imminent collapse.
    • war had bankrupted the nation of resources


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