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exhaust

ex·haust

exhaust

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zawst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: exhausted, exhausting, exhausts
definition 1: to make tired; wear out.
The long day at school exhausted her.
 
synonyms:
drain, fatigue, wear out
similar words:
overdo, overwork, strain, tire, waste, wear, weary, wind
definition 2: to use all of; use up.
The campers exhausted their supply of food and had to catch fish.
synonyms:
drain, finish off, spend, use up
similar words:
blow, consume, run out of, use, wear
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the smoke or gas given off by an engine.
 
synonyms:
emission
similar words:
discharge, fumes, venting
definition 2: the part of an engine through which gas or steam pass out.
similar words:
chimney, flue, vent
derivations: exhausted (adj.), exhaustible (adj.), exhausting (adj.), exhaustingly (adv.), exhauster (n.), exhaustibility (n.)
Word Parts
The word exhaust contains the following part:
ex- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away from
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The prefix ex- was a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as exit and expel . It has multiple forms, as the 'x' sound in ex- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms e-, ef-, and es-. ex- is also used in the formation of English words such as "ex-partner," where it means "formerly having the status of."
synonyms:
extr-, extra-, exter-