Definition of 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.
  • (v. t.) To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (a.) Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
  • (a.) Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.
  • (n.) The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  • (n.) The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.

Homophones of Exhaust


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