exhaust

  • 1 Exhaust — Ex*haust , a. [L. exhaustus, p. p.] 1. Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Exhaust — may refer to:In mathematics: *Proof by exhaustion, proof by examining all individual cases *Exhaustion by compact sets, in analysis, a sequence of compact sets that converges on a given set *Collectively exhaustive, in probability and set theory …

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  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 exhaust — ex‧haust [ɪgˈzɔːst ǁ ˈzɒːst] verb [transitive] 1. if you exhaust a supply of something, you use it all, so that there is none left: • The museum was unable to buy the painting as its funds were exhausted by the purchase of two huge albums of… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 exhaust — ex·haust vt: to use up or consume entirely: as a: to try all of (available remedies) the applicant has exhaust ed the remedies available in the court of the State U.S. Code b: to bring (a claim) through all available prior levels of review each… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 exhaust — [eg zôst′, igzôst′] vt. [< L exhaustus, pp. of exhaurire, to draw out, exhaust < ex , out + haurire, to draw, drain < IE base * aus > ON ausa] 1. to draw off or let out completely (air, gas, etc.), as from a container 2. to use up;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 exhaust — [v1] tire or wear out bankrupt, burn out*, conk out*, cripple, debilitate, disable, do in*, drain, draw, enervate, enfeeble, fag, fatigue, frazzle, impoverish, overdo, overexert, overextend, overfatigue, overtire, overwork, peter out*, poop*,… …

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  • 8 Exhaust — Ex*haust , n. (Steam Engine) 1. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there. [1913 Webster] 2. The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 exhaust — (v.) 1530s, to draw off or out, to use up completely, from L. exhaustus, pp. of exhaurire draw off, take away, use up, from ex off (see EX (Cf. ex )) + haurire to draw up (as water), from PIE *aus to draw water. Of resources, etc., from 1630s.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 exhaust — vb 1 drain, *deplete, impoverish, bankrupt Analogous words: sap, undermine, *weaken: consume, absorb, engross, *monopolize: dissipate, disperse, dispel, *scatter Contrasted words: conserve, preserve, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 exhaust — ► VERB 1) tire out completely. 2) use up (resources or reserves) completely. 3) explore (a subject) thoroughly. 4) expel (gas or steam) from an engine or other machine. ► NOUN 1) waste gases or air expelled from an engine or other machine. 2) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 exhaust — I UK [ɪɡˈzɔːst] / US [ɪɡˈzɔst] verb [transitive] Word forms exhaust : present tense I/you/we/they exhaust he/she/it exhausts present participle exhausting past tense exhausted past participle exhausted * 1) to make someone extremely tired and… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 exhaust — [[t]ɪgzɔ͟ːst[/t]] ♦♦♦ exhausts, exhausting, exhausted 1) VERB If something exhausts you, it makes you so tired, either physically or mentally, that you have no energy left. [V n] Don t exhaust him... [V n] He took to walking long distances in an… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 exhaust — [1] To expel spent fumes. [2] The spent fuel after combustion takes place in an internal combustion engine. Sometimes it refers to the exhaust system. Also see dual exhaust system intake over exhaust engine raw exhaust gas residual exhaust gases… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 15 exhaust — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ auto (AmE), automobile (AmE), car, engine, vehicle ▪ diesel ▪ Diesel exhaust contains a lot of soot …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 exhaust — 01. Be careful you don t touch the [exhaust] pipe when you get on the motorcycle; it is really hot. 02. The young boys were totally [exhausted] after playing road hockey all afternoon. 03. The runner collapsed with [exhaustion] after completing… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 exhaust — ex|haust1 [ıgˈzo:st US ˈzo:st] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: exhaustus, past participle of exhaurire, from haurire to draw off liquid, drain ] 1.) to make someone feel extremely tired ▪ A full day s teaching exhausts me. exhaust… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 exhaust — ex|haust1 [ ıg zɔst ] verb transitive * 1. ) to make someone extremely tired and without energy: Caring for young children can exhaust you physically and mentally. 2. ) to use all you have of something: The expedition was forced to turn back when …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 exhaust — exhauster, n. exhaustible, adj. exhaustibility, n. /ig zawst /, v.t. 1. to drain of strength or energy, wear out, or fatigue greatly, as a person: I have exhausted myself working. 2. to use up or consume completely; expend the whole of: He… …

    Universalium

  • 20 exhaust — 1 verb (T) 1 to make someone extremely tired so that they have no energy left: I find a full day s teaching exhausts me. | exhaust sb to do sth: It exhausted him even to talk very long. 2 to use all of something: We ve nearly exhausted our coal… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English