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exhaustion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhaustion  \Ex*haus"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  exhaustion.] 
  1.  The  act  of  draining  out  or  draining  off  the  act  of 
  emptying  completely  of  the  contents. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  exhausted  or  emptied;  the  state  of 
  being  deprived  of  strength  or  spirits. 
 
  3.  (Math.)  An  ancient  geometrical  method  in  which  an 
  exhaustive  process  was  employed.  It  was  nearly  equivalent 
  to  the  modern  method  of  limits. 
 
  Note:  The  method  of  exhaustions  was  applied  to  great  variety 
  of  propositions,  pertaining  to  rectifications  and 
  quadratures,  now  investigated  by  the  calculus. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exhaustion 
  n  1:  extreme  fatigue 
  2:  serious  weakening  and  loss  of  energy  [syn:  {debilitation},  {enervation}, 
  {enfeeblement}] 
  3:  the  act  of  exhausting  something  entirely 




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