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Definition of Exhaust

Exhaust

  1. 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.
  2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
  3. 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.
  4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
  5. 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.
  6. Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
  7. Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.
  8. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  9. The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.

Exhaust Quotations

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
Laurence Olivier

Ministers should not pray so loud, and long, as to exhaust the strength. It is not necessary to weary the throat and lungs in prayer. God's ear is ever open to hear the heart-felt petitions of his humble servants, and he does not require them to wear out the organs of speech in addressing him.
Ellen G. White

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
Gwendolyn Brooks

People have to deal with their issues together; they have to expose themselves and kind of exhaust themselves.
Chuck Palahniuk

All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.
Thomas Aquinas
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Exhaust Translations

exhaust in Italian is scappamento, ottundere
exhaust in Latin is debilito, adficio
exhaust in Norwegian is utmatte, eksos
exhaust in Spanish is escape, descarga, desaguar
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