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Exhaust

Exhaust

WordNet



noun


(1)   System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
(2)   Gases ejected from an engine as waste products

verb


(3)   Wear out completely
"This kind of work exhausts me"
"I'm beat"
"He was all washed up after the exam"
(4)   Create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
(5)   Use up the whole supply of
"We have exhausted the food supplies"
(6)   Use up (resources or materials)
"This car consumes a lot of gas"
"We exhausted our savings"
"They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
(7)   Deplete
"Exhaust one's savings"
"We quickly played out our strength"
Wiktonary



Verb



  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. 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.

Synonyms

  • spend, consume
  • tire out, weary
  • See also Wikisaurus:fatigue

Noun



  1. System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
  2. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  3. The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
  4. An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.