exhausting


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ex·haust

 (ĭg-zôst′)
v. ex·haust·ed, ex·haust·ing, ex·hausts
v.tr.
1. To make extremely weary; wear out. See Synonyms at tire1.
2.
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.
4.
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.
v.intr.
To escape or pass out: Steam exhausts through this valve.
n.
1.
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.

exhausted

exhaustingexhaustive
1. 'exhausted'

If you are exhausted, you are very tired.

At the end of the day I felt exhausted.
All three men were hot, dirty and exhausted.

Don't use words such as 'rather' or 'very' in front of exhausted. You can, however, use words such as completely, absolutely, or utterly.

'And how are you feeling?' – 'Exhausted. Completely exhausted.'
The guest speaker looked absolutely exhausted.
2. 'exhausting'

If an activity is exhausting, it is very tiring.

It's a difficult and exhausting job.
Carrying bags is exhausting.
3. 'exhaustive'

An exhaustive study or description is thorough and complete.

He studied the problem in exhaustive detail.
For a more exhaustive treatment you should read Margaret Boden's book.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exhausting - having a debilitating effect; "an exhausting job in the hot sun"
debilitating - impairing the strength and vitality
2.exhausting - producing exhaustionexhausting - producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing"
effortful - requiring great physical effort

exhausting

exhausting

adjective
Translations
naporen

exhausting

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪŋ] ADJagotador

exhausting

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪŋ] adj [activity] → épuisant(e)

exhausting

adjanstrengend; activity, work, journey alsostrapaziös; grief is exhaustingTrauern ist erschöpfend

exhausting

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪŋ] adjestenuante, sfibrante

exhausting

adj agotador
References in classic literature ?
Unable longer to foil an enemy so alert and vigilant, he threw his arms about him, and succeeded in pinning the limbs of the other to his side, with an iron grasp, but one that was far too exhausting to himself to continue long.
These, after exhausting other modes of amusement, now thronged about Hester Prynne with rude and boorish intrusiveness.
often, when forced from his hammock by exhausting and intolerably vivid dreams of the night, which, resuming his own intense thoughts through the day, carried them on amid a clashing of phrensies, and whirled them round and round in his blazing brain, till the very throbbing of his life-spot became insufferable anguish; and when, as was sometimes the case, these spiritual throes in him heaved his being up from its base, and a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among them; when this hell in himself yawned beneath him, a wild cry would be heard through the ship; and with glaring eyes Ahab would burst from his state room, as though escaping from a bed that was on fire.
One mile of such traveling, with a weight to draw and no firm footing, would take more out of us than four on a good road; every nerve and muscle of our bodies is on the strain to keep our balance; and, added to this, the fear of falling is more exhausting than anything else.
After having been on his feet twenty-four hours, in the exhausting work of mountain-climbing, Sir George began the reascent at the head of the relief party of six guides, to recover the corpse of his brother.
He saw her and they had an exhausting good time playing "hi- spy" and "gully-keeper" with a crowd of their school- mates.
She grew cross and wearisome; snapping at and teasing Catherine continually, at the imminent risk of exhausting her limited patience.