• IPA: /ɪɡˈzɔːst/

exhaust (exhausts, present participle exhausting; past and past participle exhausted)

  1. (transitive) To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely
    The water was exhausted out of the well.
    Moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
  2. (transitive) To empty by drawing or letting out the contents
    to exhaust a well
    to exhaust a treasury
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To drain; to use up or expend wholly, or until the supply comes to an end
    My grandfather seemingly never exhausts his supply of bad jokes.
    to exhaust one's resources
    You're exhausting my patience.
    I exhausted my strength walking up the hill.
  4. (transitive) to tire out; to wear out; to cause to be without any energy
    The marathon exhausted me.
  5. (transitive) To bring out or develop completely
  6. (transitive) to discuss thoroughly or completely
    That subject has already been fully exhausted.
  7. (transitive, chemistry) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives
    to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: esvaziar
  • Russian: исчерпывать
Translations Translations Noun

exhaust (plural exhausts)

  1. A system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system.
  2. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  3. The dirty air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
  4. An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.
  5. exhaust gas.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Abluft
  • Russian: выхлопны́е га́зы
  • French: gaz d'échappement
  • German: Abgas
  • Spanish: gas de escape

exhaust (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Exhausted; used up.

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