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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

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

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

Wonder blasts the soul - that is, the spiritual - and the skeleton, the body - the material. Wonder interprets life through the eyes of eternity while enjoying the moment, but never lets the moment's revision exhaust the eternal.
Ravi Zacharias

Buyers of powerful cars place a high premium on the exhaust note, and manufacturers spend a lot of money getting it right. At the same time, high-end cars are expected to filter out the sounds of the mundane world.
Serge Schmemann

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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