Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "burned-out" [burned-out]

  • Worn out or exhausted, especially as a result of long-term stress. (adjective)

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.

Use "burned-out" in a sentence
  • "On October 6, 1976, at approximately 2 a.m., Adolph Lyons, a twenty-four-year-old African-American man, was stopped by four Los Angeles police officers for driving with a burned-out tail-light."
  • "Syrian government TV showed images of burned-out cars and buildings in Jisr al-Shughour Monday, claiming that army troops captured the town from “armed gangs” and were welcomed by residents with open arms."
  • "Why did you decide to shy away from the burned-out, tormented cop and create soccer dad type guys?"
Words like "burned-out"
burned out(predicate)
burnt out(predicate)
played out(predicate)
washed out(predicate)