noun Date: 1940 1. the cessation of operation usually of a jet or rocket engine; also the point at which burnout occurs 2. a. exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration b. a person suffering from burnout 3. a person showing the effects of drug abuse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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