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.
To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
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.
To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book."
KaneGrinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [ Harper & Bros.'54.]
Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumesnoun
gases ejected from an engine as waste products
exhaust, exhaust systemverb
system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker outverb
wear out completely
"This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
baffle, get, eat up, stick, crush, vanquish, play out, expel, wash up, eat, mystify, flummox, release, beat, tire, outwit, circumvent, tick, nonplus, trounce, lave, ticktack, outfox, use up, drum, beat up, bunk, dumbfound, tucker out, flap, perplex, beat out, gravel, thump, do the dishes, run through, amaze, thrum, ticktock, puzzle, quiver, wipe out, pound, work over, pulsate, bewilder, overreach, discharge, run down, tucker, vex, stupefy, sap, eject, consume, outsmart, deplete, pose, scramble, shell
consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outverb
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"
take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, eat, erase, release, corrode, beat, tire, kill, go through, eliminate, take, have, occupy, waste, finish, use up, swallow, tucker, polish off, decimate, tucker out, rust, feed, ingest, swallow up, obliterate, run through, extinguish, squander, annihilate, wipe out, bury, down, discharge, run down, work through, devour, sweep away, sap, cancel out, eject, immerse, consume, carry off, deplete, eradicate
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tireverb
"exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"
sap, eat up, play out, expel, wash up, eat, release, glance over, beat, tire, run over, wear out, rake, pall, tire out, peter out, use up, bore, tucker out, conk out, run out, jade, scan, run through, wear upon, wipe out, outwear, skim, discharge, run down, weary, tucker, wear down, poop out, fatigue, eject, consume, check out, deplete, fag out, wear
use up the whole supply of
"We have exhausted the food supplies"
exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb
eliminate (a substance)
"combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"
unload, let go, eat up, muster out, dispatch, complete, expel, go off, wash up, eat, boot out, assoil, release, beat, tire, unloose, empty, resign, drop off, unblock, play out, put out, liberate, use up, fire, turf out, tucker out, relinquish, unloosen, squeeze out, bring out, throw out, let go of, squirt, run through, oust, exculpate, give up, chuck out, exclude, set down, clear, secrete, publish, put down, wipe out, unfreeze, acquit, kick out, drum out, rout out, turn out, force out, drop, rout, discharge, run down, exonerate, free, tucker, sap, turn, eject, consume, deplete, issue, loose
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How to use exhaust in a sentence?
If this activity continues as expected we would exhaust the current authorization later this year.
It is sad, no doubt, to exhaust one's strength and one's days in cleaving the bosom of this jealous earth, which compels us to wring from it the treasures of its fertility, when a bit of the blackest and coarsest bread is, at the end of the day's work, the sole recompense and the sole profit attaching to so arduous a toil.
Children suffer more heat impacts because they spend more time outside. They are more vulnerable to the heat-related increases in air pollution that come from fossil fuel exhaust, because their lungs are still developing. Outdoor play also makes them more prey to insect vectors carrying dangerous infections, the doctors in our societies are seeing these problems today, and they will undoubtedly get worse if we don't decisively address climate change.
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
Some of the selling will exhaust itself pretty soon. This sort of market will create opportunities, every time there is a snapback, the drawdown is greater than the snapback and that is a sign that presages a market where people hunt for safety stocks and higher yield.
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- ауспух, изтощавам, изчерпвам, изразходвамBulgarian
- Abluft, Abgas, dezimieren, Auspuff, erschöpfenGerman
- escape, agotar, tubo de escapeSpanish
- pakokaasujärjestelmä, kuivattaa, tyhjentää, poistoilma, poistaa, pakokaasu, uuvuttaa, loppu, pakoputkisto, poistohöyry, ehdyttääFinnish
- 尽くす, 使い切る, 使い尽くすJapanese
- kīrea, whakaporoMāori
- uitlaatpijp, uitputten, uitlaat, verminderenDutch
- eksosNorwegian Nynorsk
- exaurir, esvaziar, esgotarPortuguese
- выхлопные газы, исчерпывать, выхлоп, истощать, израсходоватьRussian
- tömma, förbruka, uttömmaSwedish
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