inexhaustible

adjective
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

Other Words from inexhaustible

inexhaustibility \ ˌi-​nig-​ˌzȯ-​stə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce inexhaustible (audio) \ noun
inexhaustibleness \ ˌi-​nig-​ˈzȯ-​stə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce inexhaustible (audio) \ noun
inexhaustibly \ ˌi-​nig-​ˈzȯ-​stə-​blē How to pronounce inexhaustible (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 At the restaurant run by the chef Junghyun Park and his wife, Ella, Korean cuisine is an inexhaustible source of ingredients, flavors, techniques and ideas, ready to be taken apart and reassembled again for maximum delight. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 The seemingly inexhaustible resource of time had finally run out. Brian Castner, Time, 9 Sep. 2021 Ron was hard-working, full of seemingly inexhaustible energy. Patrick Hruby, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 The potential payoff is enormous: inexhaustible, completely renewable energy. Kerry Rippy, The Conversation, 26 Aug. 2021 Nunes offers an inexhaustible inventory of conspiracy theories. Jake Bernstein, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 Leung’s presence gives the movie an extra-cinematic kick, a winking but resonant connection to an inexhaustible Asian canon of romantic dramas, underworld thrillers and martial-arts epics. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 Leung’s presence gives the movie an extra-cinematic kick, a winking but resonant connection to an inexhaustible Asian canon of romantic dramas, underworld thrillers and martial arts epics. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Still, the Bengals and their fans don't have inexhaustible patience, particularly given the players bypassed to select Chase. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of inexhaustible

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Inexhaustible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inexhaustible. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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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 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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