exhaust

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪgˈzɔst/

Verb[change]

Plain form
exhaust

Third-person singular
exhausts

Past tense
exhausted

Past participle
exhausted

Present participle
exhausting

  1. To use up completely.
    So many people came to dinner that we had exhausted the supply of silverware. I had to use my fingers.
  2. To empty by using.
    The well was exhausted.
  3. To wear out; use up one's strength, patience, or resources.
    You look exhausted, have you had any sleep?
  4. To completely develop or discuss some topic or idea.
    We exhausted our money saving topic, there was nothing else to talk about on it.

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Noun[change]

Singular
exhaust

Plural
exhausts

Exhaust pipe
  1. The part of an engine or motor where burned gases or steam comes out.
  2. A pipe or vent used to take bad air out of a room or closed space.

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