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.
The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five. --Motley.
To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
Short for exhaust gas or used steam released from a steam engine
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?
We were amazed that not only could the giant animals survive at much higher temperatures than they usually see, but they dealt with warm temperatures just like the smaller ones, thats not supposed to happen; larger animals should exhaust their oxygen supply and run out of gas much sooner than small ones.
We made this deal with the lower courts that we would vacate the premises within 14 days of the Supreme Court decision, from the very beginning we have promised to exhaust every avenue of appeal available to us and we have now done that.
I opened the door and stepped out to take the picture and my eyes started burning from all the car exhaust fumes.
We had this pretty cool souped-up Lexus that we got to drive which has all sorts of gadgets and the ability to ... fly across water and fly up walls and all sorts of things, and then there was this old classic Jag (Jaguar) that just looked like a classic beautiful car but again, all the weapons ... come out of the exhaust pipe and the side-view mirror and so on, so that was pretty awesome.
I have instructed (the government) that we will exhaust all possible measures to have the two freed, using all diplomatic channels, all diplomatic routes we have built so far, our country will never give in to terrorism.
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- ауспух, изразходвам, изтощавам, изчерпвамBulgarian
- Abgas, Abluft, erschöpfen, Auspuff, dezimierenGerman
- escape, agotar, tubo de escapeSpanish
- loppu, poistohöyry, pakoputkisto, uuvuttaa, pakokaasu, ehdyttää, poistaa, pakokaasujärjestelmä, kuivattaa, poistoilma, tyhjentääFinnish
- 使い切る, 使い尽くす, 尽くすJapanese
- kīrea, whakaporoMāori
- verminderen, uitlaatpijp, uitputten, uitlaatDutch
- eksosNorwegian Nynorsk
- esgotar, esvaziar, exaurirPortuguese
- выхлоп, израсходовать, выхлопные газы, истощать, исчерпыватьRussian
- tömma, uttömma, förbrukaSwedish
- thoát raVietnamese
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