• exhausted
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exhaust wear out completely "This kind of work exhausts me","I'm beat","He was all washed up after the exam"
    • v exhaust eliminate (a substance) "combustion products are exhausted in the engine","the plant releases a gas"
    • v exhaust use up the whole supply of "We have exhausted the food supplies"
    • v exhaust use up (resources or materials) "this car consumes a lot of gas","We exhausted our savings","They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
    • v exhaust deplete "exhaust one's savings","We quickly played out our strength"
    • n exhaust system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
    • n exhaust gases ejected from an engine as waste products
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest recorded gloved boxing match took place in 1893. Andy Bowen and Jack Burke fought for more than 7 hours. After 110 rounds, the fight was declared a draw because both Bowen and Burke were too exhausted to continue.
    • Exhaust Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
    • Exhaust Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.
    • Exhaust The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
    • Exhaust The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
    • Exhaust To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
    • Exhaust To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources. "A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five."
    • Exhaust To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
    • Exhaust To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
    • Exhaust (Chem) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exhaust To draw out or drain off the whole of; draw out till nothing of the matter drawn is left; remove or take out completely: as, to exhaust the water of a well, or the air from a receiver; to exhaust the contents of a mine, or of one's purse.
    • exhaust To use up or consume completely; expend or make away with the whole of; cause the total removal or loss of: as, to exhaust the fertility of the soil; to exhaust one's strength or resources; you have exhausted my patience.
    • exhaust To empty by drawing out the contents of; make empty by drawing from; specifically, in chem., to empty or deprive of one or more ingredients by the use of solvents: as, to exhaust a closed vessel by means of an air-pump; to exhaust a cistern.
    • exhaust Hence To make weak or worthless by deprivation of essential properties or possessions; despoil of strength, resources, etc.; make useless or helpless: as, a man exhausted by fatigue or disease; bad husbandry exhausts the land; the long war exhausted the country.
    • exhaust To treat or examine exhaustively; take a complete view of; consider or view in all parts, bearings, or relations: as, to exhaust a topic, a study, or a pursuit; to exhaust a book by careful reading or study.
    • exhaust To draw forth; excite.
    • exhaust Expended; drained; exhausted, as of energy or strength.
    • n exhaust Same as exhaust-steam.
    • n exhaust Eduction; emission, as of steam from an engine.
    • n exhaust A pump, fan, or other device for removing air from a building, enclosure, or receptacle, by lowering the pressure in the egress-pipe or flue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Exhaust egz-awst′ to draw out the whole of: to use the whole strength of: to wear or tire out: to treat of or develop completely
    • n Exhaust the exit of steam from the cylinder when it has done its work in propelling the piston—escaping by the exhaust-pipe and regulated by the exhaust-valve
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  • Angus Grossart
    Angus Grossart
    “I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?”
  • William Styron
    William Styron
    “A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.”
  • John Adams
    “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.”
  • Katharine Hepburn
    “Only the really plain people know about love --the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exhaustus, p. p. of exhaurire,; ex, out + haurire, haustum, to draw, esp. water; perhaps akin to Icel. asua, to sprinkle, pump


In literature:

But Alroy, himself exhausted, could only soothe him with caresses.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
He felt all the exhaustion of his prolonged reverie.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
At four o'clock on May 4 we moved on again, but after five hours we were utterly exhausted.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The dye-bath is not exhausted and may be used for further lots.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Although he had never felt so exhausted in his long life, he set to work with fury.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Poets have exhausted their power in painting the beauties of scenes where all the senses are satiated with enjoyment.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
The oil had been exhausted, and there was no more in the can.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Meantime Owen, overcome by loss of blood, sank exhausted on the deck.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
They helped Jack up as he reached the raft, considerably exhausted by his swim.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
I was afraid that he would never reach the rock, for his strength seemed almost exhausted.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

My grace would soon exhausted be,
But his is boundless as the sea;
Then let me boast with holy Paul,
That I am nothing, Christ is all.
"My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee" by John Newton
Rapt in the thought, my passions seem
To drink th' exhausted cup of bliss:
And do I dream? Was ever dream
So bright, so beautiful as this?
"Anxieties and Comforts" by John Bowring
In the blue harbor of your eyes
I run on the scattered rocks like a child
Breathing the fragrance of the sea
And return an exhausted bird.
"Maritime Poem" by Nizar Qabbani
So this is she for whom my soul once burned
In the tense and heavy fire,
Obsessed, exhausted, driven out of my mind
By tenderness and desire!
"Under The Blue Skies..." by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Give me kisses! Do not stay,
Counting in that careful way.
All the coins your lips can print
Never will exhaust the mint.
Kiss me, then,
Every moment - and again!
"To Lesbia" by John Godfrey Saxe
Now Punic pride its final eve survey'd;
Its hosts exhausted, and its fleets on fire:
Patient the victor's lucid frown obey'd,
And saw th' unwilling elephants retire.
"Elegy XIX. - Written in Spring, 1743" by William Shenstone

In news:

TODAY Show Feeling exhausted at just the thought of flying with children.
New Products Issue 9 Mbrp Td Series Truck Exhaust.
So now I am back from field camp in wyoming as exhausted as I am from 6 weeks of outdoor geological adventures with some great new friends, I sort of just want to explore my own backyard of Missouri.
Lyon, France) to assess the carcinogenicity of diesel and gasoline engine exhausts, and some nitroarenes.
Often perfectionists, overly sensitive and hyper-anxious – parenting gifted kids can be exhausting.
Deliberate & exhausted efforts have been made to contact you.
All the ACC is sucking Blue Devils exhaust.
In the reaches of an old vaudeville theater in Brooklyn, where the balcony once hung, stands a three-story-high maze of girders and cables, intake pipes and exhaust ducts that nurse an incessant roar from four white-hot furnaces.
Seventy percent of Americans surveyed think oil and other resources will be exhausted unless changes are made.
The leftovers that many Americans are enjoying, after an exhausting day of shopping, may come from a turkey that was paid for by their employer.
Here's the scene: It's 10 pm or 11 pm and you are exhausted, but your children still have a lot of energy and refuse to go to bed .
Heat wave exhausts ice cream supply.
Why women are feeling more guilty, stressed and exhausted than ever.
LONDON — Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer.
Not one, but two Einsteins recently decided an exhaust hood would be a slick way to sneak into a restaurant after hours.

In science:

After that it has exhausted all possibilities and then returns to a random walk behavior.
A periodic elastic medium in which periodicity is relevant
These purely infinite simple C ∗ -algebras exhaust all possible K -theory.
Classification of simple $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank zero
An exhaustive survey about this problem is nicely exposed in [Cas] by Casacuberta.
Finite simple groups and localization
The list of all minimal models of complex rational surfaces is exhausted by the pro jective plane P2 and the geometrically ruled surfaces Σa → P1 , a ∈ Z+ .
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
This review is not meant to be exhaustive: see the recent paper for an updated account of Sinai’s model which includes many topics not covered here.
Aging properties of Sinai's model of random walk in random environment