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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exhaustible - capable of being used up
inexhaustible - incapable of being entirely consumed or used up; "an inexhaustible supply of coal"
2.exhaustible - capable of being used up; capable of being exhausted; "our exhaustible reserves of fossil fuel"
finite - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent


[ɪgˈzɔːstəbl] ADJ [resource] → que se puede agotar, limitado
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Comes he to that power, his genius is no longer exhaustible.
Dorothea would have been capable of carrying baby joyfully for a mile if there had been need, and of loving it the more tenderly for that labor; but to an aunt who does not recognize her infant nephew as Bouddha, and has nothing to do for him but to admire, his behavior is apt to appear monotonous, and the interest of watching him exhaustible.
But in all unbalanced minds the classification is idolized, passes for the end and not for a speedily exhaustible means, so that the walls of the system blend to their eye in the remote horizon with the walls of the universe; the luminaries of heaven seem to them hung on the arch their master built.
Acknowledge the need to take a risk sharing approach to the issue of price formation and pricing mechanism with the linkage to crude oil and its products for natural gas in long term contracts to ensure timely investment in the gas chain and recognize the need to reach a fair and reasonable price for natural gas taking into account the nature of natural gas as a non-renewable and exhaustible resource as well as its advantages in terms of energy efficiency and environmental premiums.
Qatar's public finances remain comfortable, but, with the drop in oil and natural gas prices, the portion of exhaustible resource revenues being saved may not be sufficient to maintain the same standard of living for future generations.
In the preamble to the agreement the TPP members "recognise their inherent right to regulate and resolve to preserve the flexibility of the Parties to set legislative and regulatory priorities, safeguard public welfare, and protect legitimate public welfare objectives, such as public health, safety, the environment, the conservation of living or non-living exhaustible natural resources, the integrity and stability of the financial system and public morals".
In this process, the government would be engaged in using an exhaustible resource--whose proceeds should be used to finish some 10,000 or more already unfinished development projects--to pay for needless mass consumption.
Oil and mineral resources are exhaustible, and the increase in wealth derived from exploitation is doomed to be limited over time especially when commodity price booms lead to overproduction and accelerated depletion of stocks.
Underneath the metaphor one finds "an essentialist conceptualization of culture as static and therefore finite and exhaustible, as opposed to reproducing or shifting" (Dalleo and Machado Saez 112).
Raw materials are exhaustible, human knowledge grows with use.
The old Arabic saying goes 'contentment is an exhaustible treasure'.
relating to the conservation of exhaustible natural resources if