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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

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

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

Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man's resources?
Jean-Paul Sartre

Think what evil creeps liberals would be if their plans to enfeeble the individual, exhaust the economy, impede the rule of law, and cripple national defense were guided by a coherent ideology instead of smug ignorance.
P. J. O'Rourke

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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