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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)

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 "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."