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exhaust

ex·haust

exhaust

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zawst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exhausted, exhausting, exhausts
definition 1: to consume all of; use up.
The expenses of the remodeling exhausted his funds and his patience.When their fuel was exhausted, they had to continue on foot.
synonyms:
drain, eat up, expend, finish off, spend, use up
antonyms:
replenish
similar words:
blow, consume, deplete, dissipate, kill, run out of, use, wear
definition 2: to cause fatigue in; wear out; tire.
The long day at work had exhausted her, and she went straight to bed.
 
synonyms:
drain, fatigue, poop, prostrate, tucker out, wear out
antonyms:
invigorate
similar words:
enervate, overdo, overwork, strain, tire, waste, wear, weary, wind
definition 3: to treat or study thoroughly, in every detail.
His paper exhausts the topic.
synonyms:
plumb
similar words:
cover, delve into, embrace
definition 4: to drain or draw a vacuum in; empty of contents.
This pipe exhausts the pressure cooker when it is cooled.
synonyms:
drain, vent
similar words:
empty, evacuate, void
definition 5: to remove or dissolve away (contaminants).
synonyms:
discharge, emit, remove, vent
similar words:
belch, release, spew
definition 6: to destroy the fertility of; deplete the resources of.
Years of intensive cultivation exhausted the soil.
synonyms:
devitalize, impoverish, wear out
similar words:
deplete, sap, tax, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to pass out as waste, as the fumes of an engine.
similar words:
emanate, escape, issue, pour, spew
definition 2: to become fatigued; tire.
An anemic person exhausts easily.
synonyms:
fatigue, poop out, tire
antonyms:
refresh
similar words:
wear, weary
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the escape of fumes from an engine, or the fumes themselves.
The smell of the car's exhaust was unpleasant.
 
synonyms:
emission
similar words:
discharge, effluence, fumes, venting
definition 2: the parts of an engine or other apparatus through which waste vapors are channeled; exhaust system.
There is a problem with your exhaust, and you'll have to have it repaired.
similar words:
chimney, flue, vent, waste pipe
definition 3: a device for drawing out air or waste vapors, such as a vacuum pump.
synonyms:
draft
similar words:
fan, hood, pump, 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-