or burnt-out adjective Date: 1816 1. worn-out; also exhausted 2. destroyed by fire <
a burned-out building

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  • burned out — Ineffective, exhausted • • • Main Entry: ↑burn * * * (or burnt out) adj 1 of a building : having the inside destroyed by fire usually hyphenated an empty, burned out building see also burn out 2 at …   Useful english dictionary

  • burned-out — urned out burnt out urnt outadj. prenom. 1. drained of energy or effectiveness; driven to apathy by overwork or prolonged stress; of people. Syn: burned out(predicate), burnt out(predicate), fagged, exhausted, fatigued, played out(prenominal),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burned-out — [ ,bɜrnd aut ] adjective 1. ) a burned out building or vehicle has no inside because it has been destroyed by fire: a burned out truck 2. ) INFORMAL someone who is burned out is very tired and has no energy, usually because of too much work or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • burned out — AND burnt out 1. mod. tired; bored. □ I’m burned out after all that partying. □ I don’t want to work with burnt out people. I need energy. 2. mod. having to do with the ruined veins of an addict. (Drugs.) □ These old ropes are just burned out. I… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • burned-out — adjective 1. exhausted as a result of longtime stress she was burned out before she was 30 • Syn: ↑burnt out • Similar to: ↑tired 2. inoperative as a result of heat or friction a burned out picture tube • …   Useful english dictionary

  • burned-out — /berrnd owt /, adj. 1. consumed; rendered unserviceable or ineffectual by maximum use: a burned out tube. 2. exhausted or made listless through overwork, stress, or intemperance. 3. deprived of one s regular place to live, work, etc., by a… …   Universalium

  • burned-out — adj. Burned out is used with these nouns: ↑remains, ↑shell …   Collocations dictionary

  • burned out —  Exhausted, tired; exhaustion.  ► “Results . . . showed that employees in a high stressor job were rated as more effective, committed, and burned out than employees in a low stressor job.” (Journal of Organizational Behavior, July 1995, p. 353) …   American business jargon

  • burned-out — see burnt out …   English dictionary

  • burned-out — UK [ˌbɜː(r)nd ˈaʊt] / US [ˌbɜrnd ˈaʊt] adjective burnt out …   English dictionary

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