• exhausted
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exhaustion the act of exhausting something entirely
    • n exhaustion serious weakening and loss of energy
    • n exhaustion extreme fatigue
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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.
    • Exhaustion (Math) An ancient geometrical method in which an exhaustive process was employed. It was nearly equivalent to the modern method of limits.
    • Exhaustion The act of draining out or draining off; the act of emptying completely of the contents.
    • Exhaustion The state of being exhausted or emptied; the state of being deprived of strength or spirits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exhaustion The act of exhausting, or of drawing out or draining off; the act of emptying completely of the contents.
    • n exhaustion The state of being exhausted or emptied, or of being deprived of strength or energy.
    • n exhaustion Specifically In geometry, a method formerly used for demonstrating the properties of curvilinear areas. Two such areas, as P and Q, being given, it is shown that there is a series of rectilinear constructions, x1, x2, etc., all less than P, but each after the first differing from it by less than half as much as the one preceding it in the series. Suppose there is another series of constructions, y1, y2, etc., related in the same way to Q. Then, if x1:y1 = x2:y2 = etc., it will follow that x1:y1 = P:Q. The standard example of this method is the second proposition of the twelfth book of Euclid.
    • n exhaustion In logic, a method of proof in which all the arguments tending to an opposite conclusion are brought forward, discussed, and proved untenable or absurd, thus leaving the original proposition established by the exclusion of every alternative.
    • n exhaustion In physics, the act of removing the air from a receiver, as by an air-pump, or the extent to which the process has been carried.
    • n exhaustion In chem., the process of completely extracting from a substance whatever is removable by a given solvent, or the state of being thus completely deprived of certain soluble matters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exhaustion act of exhausting or consuming: state of being exhausted: extreme fatigue
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  • Peter C. Newman
    Peter C. Newman
    “Life at the top is financially rewarding, spiritually draining, physically exhausting, and short.”
  • 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.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
    “Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. exhaustion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exhaurīre, exhaustumex, out, haurīre, to draw.


In literature:

An hour later the brigade stopped in the wood, and the exhausted men threw themselves upon the ground.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
For a moment the poor girl remained on it with her eyes closed, as though exhausted by being moved about so much.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
This day at church was like a dream, and they returned home quite exhausted.
"The Dream" by Emile Zola
When they came to good ground he walked, leading his mount, as the animal was much exhausted by the effort the marshes needed.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Boy dropped exhausted on a ragged bit of burlap by the bunks.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
It was his proper job, but the struggle was stern and sometimes exhausting, and his reward was small.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
The Germans, exhausted by the long strain of constant counter-attacks, found the Canadians in their midst with little warning.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
In those difficult acts which involve a special effort of the will, the matter of nerve exhaustion is largely concerned.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
At last, when their rations were completely exhausted, they sighted a ship at anchor in Thistle Cove.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
The exhaust of a gas engine began to sputter through the boat's side.
"Big Timber" by Bertrand W. Sinclair

In poetry:

Exhausted, breathless, as she said
These burning words, her languid head
Upon the altar's steps she cast,
As if that brain-throb were its last—-
"The Loves of the Angels" by Thomas Moore
As if some saddened woman
in her lonely abode, lost in thought.
In contemplation of union with her Beloved
every pore sore, limbs limp with exhaustion
"Highway" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
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
What did war seem to these poor, driven cattle?
What was their part in the horrible fray
Save to be shot in the fury of battle,
Or from exhaustion to fall by the way?
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard
Who had the idea of slicing time into pieces,
which were given the name of year,
was a genius person.
Industrialized hope
pushing it to the limits of its exhaustiveness.
"Time" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

In news:

And that pretty much exhausts all the good things there are to say about the show.
Argentina's opposition Grupo Clarin plans to exhaust legal remedies defending its business.
Heather was exhausted, but came away with a big smile.
Call it the exhaustion low.
Hulk and Iron Man battle an exhausting first half before the fun starts.
Blazers coaching search will be " exhaustive ".
'Great Game: Afghanistan' takes an exhaustive look at a much fought-over land.
After an Exhaustive Campaign in Iowa, the Results are In.
Olympic glory exhilarating , exhausting for Naples' gold medalist.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority has taken its fight against an off-airport parking operator to the Indiana Court of Appeals after exhausting its options in Marion County Superior Court.
I used it sparingly over the summer, as it had no exhaust system.
It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.
Just when you think the 8 off 8th has exhausted its potential for new and exciting fare, we see it inspire the birth and rebirth of local musical supergroups.
Study of Shuttle's Exhaust Plume Aims to Show Effects on Ozone Layer .
Quite a few mods have been performed on this vehicle, including a StopTech brake kit, Tein adjustable suspension, and a new exhaust system.

In science:

Accordingly, we decided to look for more general settings in which “Strebel-like” techniques do represent only an important but not fully exhaustive ingredient.
From random Regge triangulations to open strings
It is not our intention to give an exhaustive description of all the types of results published in the literature (see, for instance, - ).
Wang-Landau study of the critical behaviour of the bimodal 3D-Random Field Ising Model
This article does not aim at giving an exhaustive list of their features but provides some clues for further and deeper study.
Local functional principal component analysis
We consider both methods in a unified way, and discuss their relation with exhaustive generation methods.
Random and exhaustive generation of permutations and cycles
Let ω be an open set in Rd and E (ω) be the space of smooth functions with the sequence of seminorms µν (φ) = sup{|φ(α) (x)|; α ≤ ν, x ∈ Kν }, ν ∈ N0 , where (Kν )ν is an increasing sequence of compact sets exhausting ω .
Real Analytic Generalized Functions