exhaust VERB 1) tire out completely. 2) use up (resources or reserves) completely. 3) explore (a subject) thoroughly. 4) expel (gas or steam) from an engine or other machine.
NOUN 1) waste gases or air expelled from an engine or other machine. 2) the system through which such gases are expelled.
DERIVATIVES exhauster noun exhaustible adjective exhausting adjective.
ORIGIN Latin exhaurire 'drain out' .

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  • Exhaustible — Ex*haust i*ble, a. Capable of being exhausted, drained off, or expended. Opposite of {inexhaustible}. Johnson. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • exhaustible — adjective see exhaust I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exhaustible — See exhaustedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • exhaustible — adjective Capable of being exhausted Ant: inexhaustible …   Wiktionary

  • exhaustible — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. expendable, limited, modest; see inadequate 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • exhaustible — adj. consumable, depletable; capable of being ejected (i.e. exhaust fumes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exhaustible — ex·haust·ible …   English syllables

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