Inexhaustible In`ex*haust"i*ble, a. Incapable of being exhausted, emptied, or used up; unfailing; not to be wasted or spent; as, inexhaustible stores of provisions; an inexhaustible stock of elegant words. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

An inexhaustible store of anecdotes. --Macaulay. -- {In`ex*haust"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {In`ex*haust"i*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • inexhaustible — [ inɛgzostibl ] adj. • h. 1514; repris angl., XIXe; du lat. exhaurire « épuiser » → exhaustif ♦ Littér. Inépuisable. « l inexhaustible espace des soirs où je n avais pas connu Albertine » (Proust). ● inexhaustible adjectif (anglais inexhaustible) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inexhaustible — [adj1] unlimited bountiful, endless, infinite, limitless, never ending, no end to*, numberless; concept 772 inexhaustible [adj2] tireless enduring, indefatigable, unflagging, untiring, unwearying, vigorous; concepts 538,542 …   New thesaurus

  • inexhaustible — index copious, durable, infallible, infinite, innumerable, myriad, perpetual, profuse, unlimited …   Law dictionary

  • inexhaustible — c.1600, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + exhaustible (see EXHAUST (Cf. exhaust)). Related: Inexhaustibly …   Etymology dictionary

  • inexhaustible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a supply) never ending; incapable of being used up. 2) tireless. DERIVATIVES inexhaustibility noun inexhaustibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inexhaustible — [in΄eg zôs′tə bəl, in΄igzôs′tə bəl] adj. that cannot be exhausted; specif., a) that cannot be used up or emptied b) that cannot be tired out; tireless inexhaustibility n. inexhaustibly adv …   English World dictionary

  • inexhaustible — in|ex|haus|ti|ble [ˌınıgˈzo:stıbəl US ˈzo:s ] adj something that is inexhaustible exists in such large amounts that it can never be finished or used up ▪ She has an inexhaustible supply of funny stories. ▪ a man of inexhaustible energy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inexhaustible — [[t]ɪ̱nɪgzɔ͟ːstəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ If there is an inexhaustible supply of something, there is so much of it that it cannot all be used up. They seem to have an inexhaustible supply of ammunition... His energy was unbounded and his patience… …   English dictionary

  • inexhaustible — adjective Date: 1601 not exhaustible: as a. incapable of being used up < inexhaustible riches > b. incapable of being wearied or worn out < an inexhaustible hiker > • inexhaustibility noun • inexhaustibleness noun • inexhaustibly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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