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exhaust - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'exhaust' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Exhaust [ a.]
- Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
- Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.
2 . Exhaust [ n.]
- 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.
3 . Exhaust [ v. t.]
- 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.
- 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.

Meaning of 'exhaust' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . exhaust [ v]
Meaning (1):
- eliminate (a substance)
Example in sentence:
  • combustion products are exhausted in the engine;
  • the plant releases a gas
Meaning (2):
- deplete
Example in sentence:
  • exhaust one's savings;
  • We quickly played out our strength
Meaning (3):
- wear out completely
Example in sentence:
  • He was all washed up after the exam;
  • I'm beat;
  • This kind of work exhausts me
Meaning (4):
- use up (resources or materials)
Example in sentence:
  • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week;
  • this car consumes a lot of gas;
  • We exhausted our savings
Meaning (5):
- use up the whole supply of
Example in sentence:
  • We have exhausted the food supplies