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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.
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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.
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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
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exhausting

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exhausting

adjective
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Translations
naporen

exhausting

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪŋ] ADJagotador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

exhausting

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

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

[ɪgˈzɔːstɪŋ] adjestenuante, sfibrante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

exhausting

adj agotador
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