Exhausted
Exhaust Ex*haust", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exhausted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exhausting}.] [L. exhaustus, p. p. of exhaurire; ex out + haurire, haustum, to draw, esp. water; perhaps akin to Icel. asua to sprinkle, pump.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject. [1913 Webster]

5. (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Exhausted receiver}. (Physics) See under {Receiver}.

Syn: To spend; consume; tire out; weary. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • exhausted — adj. 1. same as {burned out}, 1. [WordNet sense 1+3] Syn: burned out(prenominal), burnt out(prenominal), burned out(predicate), burnt out(predicate), fagged, fatigued, played out(prenominal), played out(predicate), spent, washed out(prenominal),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhausted — [adj1] extremely tired all in*, beat*, bleary, bone weary, bushed, crippled, dead*, dead tired*, debilitated, disabled, dog tired*, done for*, done in*, drained, effete, enervated, frazzled, had it*, kaput*, limp, out on one’s feet*, outta gas*,… …   New thesaurus

  • exhausted — index inadequate, languid, lost (taken away), otiose, powerless, unproductive, unsound (not strong), vacant …   Law dictionary

  • exhausted — (adj.) mid 17c., consumed, used up; of persons, tired out, pp. adjective from EXHAUST (Cf. exhaust) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exhausted — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ She found herself exhausted most of the time. ▪ become, get …   Collocations dictionary

  • exhausted — adjective 1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted (Freq. 6) the day s shopping left her exhausted he went to bed dog tired was fagged and sweaty the trembling of his played out limbs felt completely washed out …   Useful english dictionary

  • exhausted — ex|haust|ed [ıgˈzo:stıd US ˈzo:s ] adj 1.) extremely tired = ↑worn out ▪ You look absolutely exhausted. exhausted from/by ▪ I was exhausted by the journey. 2.) having or containing no more of a particular thing or substance ▪ an exhausted coal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • exhausted — adjective 1 extremely tired and having no energy: Man, I m exhausted! (+ from/by): Jill lay on the grass, exhausted by her long run. | What s wrong? You look absolutely exhausted. 2 having or containing no more of a particular thing or substance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • exhausted — ex|haust|ed [ ıg zɔstəd ] adjective * 1. ) extremely tired and without enough energy to do anything else: The exhausted skiers are looking forward to a good night s sleep. Trying to find a solution to the problem had left the sisters mentally… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exhausted */ — UK [ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd] / US [ɪɡˈzɔstəd] adjective 1) extremely tired and without enough energy to do anything else The exhausted skiers are looking forward to a good night s sleep. Trying to find a solution to the problem had left the sisters mentally… …   English dictionary

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