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Definition of "exhaustion" []

  • The act or an instance of exhausting. (noun)
  • The state of being exhausted; extreme fatigue: The runner collapsed from exhaustion. (noun)

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 "exhaustion" in a sentence
  • "It is not only in _general_ nervous exhaustion, however, that electric baths exercise this salutary influence, but in the condition known as _cerebral exhaustion_ likewise."
  • "I now must collapse in exhaustion from a very painful and quick labor once the epidural wore off (I let it go off after she successfully flipped)."
  • "- Joanne is doing a bloody brilliant job, in fact but there's going to come a point when even a publicist like Joanne, loyal as she is, is going to start asking exactly what the term exhaustion means."