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v. ex·haust·ed, ex·haust·ing, ex·hausts
1. To make extremely weary; wear out. See Synonyms at tire1.
a. To remove a resource from; deplete: tobacco crops that exhausted the soil of nutrients.
b. To use up completely: a costly project that exhausted our funds. See Synonyms at deplete.
3. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly: exhaust a topic.
a. To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape: a leak that exhausted the air tank.
b. To let out or draw off (a gas, for example) from a container.
To escape or pass out: Steam exhausts through this valve.
a. The escape or release of vaporous waste material, as from an engine.
b. The fumes or gases so released.
2. A duct or pipe through which waste material is emitted.
3. An apparatus for drawing out noxious air or waste material by means of a partial vacuum.

[Latin exhaurīre, exhaust- : ex-, ex- + haurīre, to draw.]

ex·haust′ed·ly adv.
ex·haust′er n.
ex·haust′i·bil′i·ty n.
ex·haust′i·ble adj.
ex·haust′ing·ly adv.
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25-HP motor drive with fixed speed of 32 inches/min," the company reports, adding, "A 4200 CFM, 3-HP recirculating blower provides vertical downward airflow to the workload, while a 325-CFM powered forced exhauster is also onboard.
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A 650 cfm powered forced exhauster, plus motorized dampers on the fresh air intake and exhaust for accelerated cooling, are also included.
It also monitors stretch-rod seals, compensation gaskets, exhauster supply valves, and blowing nozzles.
Additional features include an exhauster, digital temperature controller and manual reset functionality, and built-in swivel casters with swivel locks and wheel brakes.
Steam is discharged automatically from the baking decks via the stainless steel steam exhauster at the unloading end.