Exhausted noun

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[ ig-zaws-chuhn ]

/ ɪgˈzɔs tʃən /


the act or process of exhausting.

the state of being exhausted.

extreme weakness or fatigue.

the total consumption of something: the exhaustion of your vacation benefits for the year.



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Origin of exhaustion

First recorded in 1640–50, exhaustion is from the New Latin word exhaustiōn- (stem of exhaustiō). See exhaust, -ion



Words nearby exhaustion

exhaust, exhausted, exhaust fan, exhaust-gas recirculation, exhausting, exhaustion, exhaustion psychosis, exhaustive, exhaustless, exhaust manifold, exhaust stroke

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to exhaustion

debility, debilitation, collapse, consumption, feebleness, weariness, expenditure, fatigue, prostration, enervation, lassitude, burnout

How to use exhaustion in a sentence

  • Murcia had run headlong into the pandemic wall, a term popularized by New York Public Radio host Tanzina Vega to capture the particular and sudden feeling of spiritual and emotional exhaustion with life during covid times.

    ‘Oh, we’re still in this.’ The pandemic wall is here.|Maura Judkis|February 9, 2021|Washington Post

  • It would be easy for both the authors and the readers to give up in futile exhaustion.

    Late-night TV sensation Amber Ruffin and her sister co-wrote a book about racism. And, yes, it’s hilarious.|Hau Chu|February 8, 2021|Washington Post

  • Videoconferencing is exhausting because it makes it hard to “read” people, but autistics are all too familiar with that mental exhaustion because we have always struggled with reading neurotypical people.

    I’m autistic. I’m hoping I can wear a mask for the rest of my life.|Christine M. Condo|February 2, 2021|Washington Post

  • Many families face parenting tweens with neurological issues — and the exhaustion that can come with it.

    Sharing the workload at home when one child has special needs|Meghan Leahy|January 27, 2021|Washington Post

  • I am concerned for their wellness and have never seen this level of bone tired exhaustion in the wonderful teachers with whom I work.

    Teacher: What’s missing from calls for summer school to stem ‘learning loss’|Valerie Strauss|January 26, 2021|Washington Post

  • Jenkins promptly resigned and checked into a hospital for “exhaustion.”

    Gay Men and the Presidents Who Loved Them|James Kirchick|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • And also with a little bit of exhaustion—he really does ask a lot of questions.

    Paul Haggis on Scientology, the ‘Crash’ Oscar, and ‘Third Person’|Kevin Fallon|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Is it exhaustion, something intensely painful in itself to someone who always felt boundless energy?

    Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The unlikely trio became inseparable, and pushed each other to insane levels of exhaustion and physical fitness.

    Inside the Cult of CrossFit|William O’Connor|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • After HUAC and Waterfront, he writes of his exhaustion and doubts.

    Elia Kazan Was a Brilliant, Needy Pen Pal|Caryn James|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • They have recovered their exhaustion; have cleaned up, and look full of themselves, twice the size in fact.

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton

  • The narrative had excited him out of his apathy and physical exhaustion, the confession shaken the rigidity from his mind.

    Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton

  • Aconite … night boat … sea sick … emetics … exhaustion … stimulants … hard drinking … spontaneous combustion … animal charcoal.

    Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

  • The working man was incited to contemplate the beauty of the night's rest that followed on the exhaustion of the day.

    The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock

  • The sunken eyes, the tangled masses of raven hair, the look of exhaustion and hopeless woe.

    The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie

British Dictionary definitions for exhaustion



extreme tiredness; fatigue

the condition of being used up; consumptionexhaustion of the earth's resources

the act of exhausting or the state of being exhausted

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for exhaustion



The inability to respond to stimuli; extreme fatigue.

The act or an instance of using up a supply of something.

The extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or another solvent.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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ex·​haust|\ ig-ˈzȯstHow to pronounce exhaust (audio)\

exhausted; exhausting; exhausts

transitive verb

1a: to consume entirely : use upexhausted our funds in a week

b: to tire extremely or completelyexhausted by overwork

c: to deprive of a valuable quality or constituentexhaust a soil of fertility

2a: to draw off or let out completely

b: to empty by drawing off the contentsspecifically: to create a vacuum in

3a: to consider or discuss (a subject) thoroughly or completely

b: to try out the whole number ofexhausted all the possibilities

1a: the escape of used gas or vapor from an engine

b: the gas or vapor thus escaping

2a: the conduit through which used gases escape

b: an arrangement for removing fumes, dusts, or odors from an enclosure

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The noun exhaust refers to what comes out of your car's tailpipe. It consists of the burned gases and particulate matter that are created by the engine. As a verb, the word exhaust means to use something up, such as a food supply or your energy.

The exhaust system in your car is the part that takes the waste created by the car in the form of gas or smoke and expels it through the tailpipe. The noun exhaust appeared in the 19th century, after the invention of the engine. Before that, the word, as a verb, referred only to depleting something, such as a natural resource. Miners deplete a mineral deposit and exhaust the resource.

Definitions of exhaust

  1. “This kind of work exhausts me”

    synonyms:beat, tucker, tucker out, wash up
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    exhaust physically or emotionally


    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line


    tire out completely

    type of:
    fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

  2. verb

    use up (resources or materials)

    “We exhausted our savings”

    synonyms:consume, deplete, eat, eat up, run through, use up, wipe out
    occupy, take, use up

    require (time or space)

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    run out

    exhaust the supply of


    deplete of resources

    indulge, luxuriate

    enjoy to excess

    burn, burn off, burn up

    use up (energy)


    spend completely

    play out, run down, sap, tire



    indulge (one's appetite) to satiety


    spend more than available of (a budget)


    spend less than the whole of (a budget, for example)

    type of:
    drop, expend, spend

    pay out

  3. verb

    use up the whole supply of

    “We have exhausted the food supplies”

  4. exhaust one's savings”

    synonyms:play out, run down, sap, tire
    play out

    become spent or exhausted

  5. noun

    gases ejected from an engine as waste products
    synonyms:exhaust fumes, fumes
  6. noun

    system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
    synonyms:exhaust system
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    instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

  7. verb

    eliminate (a substance)

    “combustion products are exhausted in the engine”

    synonyms:discharge, eject, expel, release
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    cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit out, spit up

    discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth


    free of obstruction by blowing air through


    terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion


    produce and discharge eggs

    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

    eliminate from the body

    bleed, hemorrhage, shed blood

    lose blood from one's body

    eruct, spew, spew out

    eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical

    fester, maturate, suppurate

    ripen and generate pus

    breathe, emit, pass off

    expel (gases or odors)

    belch, bubble, burp, eruct

    expel gas from the stomach

    force out

    emit or cause to move with force of effort

    emanate, exhale, give forth

    give out (breath or an odor)


    exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion


    suffer a miscarriage

    flow, menstruate

    undergo menstruation

    perspire, sudate, sweat

    excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

    exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude

    release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities


    pass after the manner of urine

    empty, evacuate, void

    excrete or discharge from the body

    ca-ca, crap, defecate, make, stool, take a crap

    have a bowel movement

    ptyalise, ptyalize, spew, spit, spue

    expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

    spit out, splutter, sputter

    spit up in an explosive manner


    send out real or metaphoric rays


    form, produce, or emit bubbles

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