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- (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.
- (transitive) To empty by drawing or letting out the contents
- to exhaust a well
- to exhaust a treasury
- (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.
- (transitive) to tire out; to wear out; to cause to be without any energy
- The marathon exhausted me.
- 1960 March, H. P. White, “The Hawkhurst branch of the Southern Region”, in Trains Illustrated, page 170:
- It is a branch that climbs for 11½ miles into the picturesque Wealden hills until, apparently exhausted by the effort, it terminates a mile short of the village of Hawkhurst.
- (transitive) To bring out or develop completely
- (transitive) to discuss thoroughly or completely
- That subject has already been fully exhausted.
- (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
to draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely
to empty by drawing or letting out the contents
to tire out
to drain, metaphorically; to wear out
exhaust (plural exhausts)
- A system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system.
- The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
- 1962 June, Cecil J. Allen, “Locomotive Running Past and Present”, in Modern Railways, page 399:
- Travellers over the London & North Western main line in bygone days will need no reminder of the pattering of cinders on the carriage roofs, the fountains of sparks from the chimneys at night and the distance from which the exhaust of approaching locomotives could be heard, due to the fierceness of their blast in such conditions.
- The dirty air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
- An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.
- exhaust gas.
system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
the steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there
the foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose
exhaust pipe — see exhaust pipe
exhaust (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Exhausted; used up.
- exhaust in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- exhaust in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- exhaust at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “exhaust” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “exhaust” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
- “exhaust” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “exhaust” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.