Meaning of EXHAUST in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪgzɔ:st ]

( exhausts, exhausting, exhausted)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


If something exhausts you, it makes you so tired, either physically or mentally, that you have no energy left.

Don’t exhaust him...

VERB : V n

• ex‧haust‧ed

She was too exhausted and distressed to talk about the tragedy.

= worn out


• ex‧haust‧ing

It was an exhausting schedule she had set herself.

= gruelling



If you exhaust something such as money or food, you use or finish it all.

We have exhausted all our material resources...

They said that food supplies were almost exhausted.

VERB : V n , V-ed


If you have exhausted a subject or topic, you have talked about it so much that there is nothing more to say about it.

She and Chantal must have exhausted the subject of babies and clothes.

VERB : V n


The exhaust or the exhaust pipe is the pipe which carries the gas out of the engine of a vehicle. ( mainly BRIT )



Exhaust is the gas or steam that is produced when the engine of a vehicle is running.

...the exhaust from a car engine...

The city’s streets are filthy and choked with exhaust fumes.

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl

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