exhaust

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From Latin exhaustus, past participle of exhaurīre (to draw out, drink up, empty, exhaust), from ex (out) + haurīre (to draw (especially water), drain).

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exhaust (third-person singular simple present exhausts, present participle exhausting, simple past and past participle exhausted)

  1. (transitive) To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely
    The water was exhausted out of the well.
    Moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
  2. (transitive) To empty by drawing or letting out the contents
    to exhaust a well
    to exhaust a treasury
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To drain; to use up or expend wholly, or until the supply comes to an end
    My grandfather seemingly never exhausts his supply of bad jokes.
    to exhaust one's resources
    You're exhausting my patience.
    I exhausted my strength walking up the hill.
  4. (transitive) to tire out; to wear out; to cause to be without any energy
    The marathon exhausted me.
  5. (transitive) To bring out or develop completely
  6. (transitive) to discuss thoroughly or completely
    That subject has already been fully exhausted.
  7. (transitive, chemistry) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives
    to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether

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exhaust (plural exhausts)

  1. A system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system.
  2. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  3. The dirty air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the [] hazards of gasoline cars: air and water pollution, noise and noxiousness, constant coughing and the undeniable rise in cancers caused by smoke exhaust particulates.
  4. An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.
  5. exhaust gas.

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exhaust (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Exhausted; used up.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin exhaustus.

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exhaust (feminine exhausta, masculine plural exhausts or exhaustos, feminine plural exhaustes)

  1. out of (no longer in possession of)
  2. exhausted

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