Exhausted receiver
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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