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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

Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
Katharine Hepburn

A guided missile corrects its trajectory as it flies, homing in, say, on the heat of a jet plane's exhaust. A great improvement on a simple ballistic shell, it still cannot discriminate particular targets. It could not zero in on a designated New York skyscraper if launched from as far away as Boston.
Richard Dawkins

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
Igor Stravinsky
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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