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Definition of Exhaustion


  1. The act of draining out or draining off; the act of emptying completely of the contents.
  2. The state of being exhausted or emptied; the state of being deprived of strength or spirits.
  3. An ancient geometrical method in which an exhaustive process was employed. It was nearly equivalent to the modern method of limits.

Exhaustion Quotations

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut

The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
Mia Hamm

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
Thomas Carlyle

I prefer physical exhaustion over mental fatigue any day.
Clotilde Hesme

Must we wait for selection to solve the problems of overpopulation, exhaustion of resources, pollution of the environment and a nuclear holocaust, or can we take explicit steps to make our future more secure? In the latter case, must we not transcend selection?
B. F. Skinner
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Exhaustion Translations

exhaustion in Norwegian is utmattelse, rovdrift
exhaustion in Spanish is agotamiento
exhaustion in Swedish is utmattning
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