Jul
04
2014

exhaust

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihg zawst

transitive verb
definition 1:  to consume all of; use up.
example:  The expenses of the remodeling exhausted his funds and his patience.
example:  When their fuel was exhausted, they had to continue on foot.

definition 2:  to cause fatigue in; wear out; tire.
example:  The long day at work had exhausted her, and she went straight to bed.

definition 3:  to treat or study thoroughly, in every detail.
example:  His paper exhausts the topic.

definition 4:  to destroy the fertility of; deplete the resources of.
example:  Years of intensive cultivation exhausted the soil.

See full entry

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter