Definition of "exhaust" []

  • To wear out completely. See Synonyms at tire1. (verb-transitive)
  • To drain of resources or properties; deplete: tobacco crops that exhausted the soil. See Synonyms at deplete. (verb-transitive)
  • To use up completely: exhausted our funds before the month was out. (verb-transitive)
  • To treat completely; cover thoroughly: exhaust a topic. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw out the contents of; drain: exhaust a tank gradually. (verb-transitive)
  • To drain the energy of; tire out (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To deprive of resources, etc (verb)
  • To deplete totally; expend; consume (verb)
  • To empty (a container) by drawing off or pumping out (the contents) (verb)
  • To develop or discuss thoroughly so that no further interest remains (verb)
  • To remove gas from (a vessel, etc) in order to reduce the pressure or create a vacuum; evacuate (verb)
  • To remove or use up the active ingredients from (a drug, solution, etc) (verb)
  • To destroy the fertility of (soil) by excessive cultivation (verb)
  • (of steam or other gases) to be emitted or to escape from an engine after being expanded (verb)
  • Gases ejected from an engine as waste products (noun)
  • The expulsion of expanded gas or steam from an engine (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The parts of an engine through which the exhausted gases or steam pass (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "exhaust" in a sentence
  • "IV. iii.119 (356,8) exhaust their mercy] For _exhaust_, sir T. Hanmer, and after him Dr. Warburton, read _extort_; but _exhaust_ here signifies literally to _draw forth_."
  • "The side with the exhaust is a tight fit, but it will go in."
  • "This exhaust is a superheated plasma (a charged gas) commonly referred to as the solar wind."