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exhausted


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhaust  \Ex*haust"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exhausted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Exhausting}.]  [L.  exhaustus  p.  p.  of  exhaurire  ex 
  out  +  haurire  haustum  to  draw,  esp.  water;  perhaps  akin  to 
  Icel.  asua  to  sprinkle,  pump.] 
  1.  To  draw  or  let  out  wholly;  to  drain  off  completely;  as  to 
  exhaust  the  water  of  a  well  the  moisture  of  the  earth  is 
  exhausted  by  evaporation. 
 
  2.  To  empty  by  drawing  or  letting  out  the  contents;  as  to 
  exhaust  a  well  or  a  treasury. 
 
  3.  To  drain,  metaphorically;  to  use  or  expend  wholly,  or  till 
  the  supply  comes  to  an  end  to  deprive  wholly  of  strength; 
  to  use  up  to  weary  or  tire  out  to  wear  out  as  to 
  exhaust  one's  strength,  patience,  or  resources. 
 
  A  decrepit,  exhausted  old  man  at  fifty-five. 
  --Motley. 
 
  4.  To  bring  out  or  develop  completely;  to  discuss  thoroughly; 
  as  to  exhaust  a  subject. 
 
  5.  (Chem.)  To  subject  to  the  action  of  various  solvents  in 
  order  to  remove  all  soluble  substances  or  extractives;  as 
  to  exhaust  a  drug  successively  with  water,  alcohol,  and 
  ether. 
 
  {Exhausted  receiver}.  (Physics)  See  under  {Receiver}. 
 
  Syn:  To  spend;  consume;  tire  out  weary. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exhausted 
  adj  1:  drained  of  energy  or  effectiveness;  completely  exhausted; 
  "the  day's  shopping  left  her  exhausted";  "was  fagged 
  and  sweaty";  "the  trembling  of  his  played  out  limbs"; 
  "felt  completely  washed-out";  "only  worn-out  horses 
  and  cattle";  "you  look  worn  out"  [syn:  {fagged},  {fatigued}, 
  {played  out},  {spent},  {washed-out},  {worn-out(a)},  {worn 
  out(p)}] 
  2:  completely  emptied  of  resources  or  properties;  "impossible 
  to  grow  tobacco  on  the  exhausted  soil";  "the  exhausted 
  food  sources";  "exhausted  oil  wells"  [ant:  {unexhausted}] 
  3:  drained  physically;  "the  day's  events  left  her  completely 
  exhausted--her  strength  drained" 




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