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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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.exhausted - drained of energy or effectivenessexhausted - drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted; "the day's shopping left her exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs"; "felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out horses and cattle"; "you look worn out"
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
2.exhausted - depleted of energy, force, or strength; "impossible to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil"; "the exhausted food sources"; "exhausted oil wells"
unexhausted - not used up completely; "an unexhausted well"
3.exhausted - drained physicallyexhausted - drained physically; "the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained"
drained - emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid); "a drained marsh"; "a drained tank"; "a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


1. worn out, tired, tired out, drained, spent, beat (slang), bushed (informal), dead (informal), wasted, done in (informal), weak, all in (slang), disabled, crippled, fatigued, wiped out (informal), sapped, debilitated, jaded, knackered (slang), prostrated, clapped out (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), effete, enfeebled, enervated, ready to drop, dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), dead tired, dead beat (informal), shagged out (Brit. slang), fagged out (informal), worn to a frazzle (informal), on your last legs (informal), creamcrackered (Brit. slang), out on your feet (informal) She was too exhausted even to think clearly.
worn out active, restored, stimulated, revived, refreshed, animated, rejuvenated, enlivened, alive and kicking, invigorated
2. used up, consumed, spent, finished, gone, depleted, dissipated, expended, at an end Mining companies are shutting down operations as the coal supply is exhausted.
used up kept, restored, preserved, conserved, replenished
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002


Extremely tired:
Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
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épuiséà bout de forces
çok yorguntükenmiş
kiệt sức


[ɪgˈzɔːstɪd] adj [person, animal] → épuisé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(= very tired)erschöpft (from von); exhausted from laughing and singingvom Lachen und Singen erschöpft; she was exhausted from digging the gardensie war erschöpft, weil sie den Garten umgegraben hatte
(= finished, used up) supplies, resources, funds, oilfield, mineerschöpft; ammunition, savingsaufgebraucht; his patience was exhausteder war mit seiner Geduld am Ende
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ɪgˈzɔːstɪd] adj (tired) → esausto/a, sfinito/a; (used up, supplies) → esaurito/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(igˈzoːst) verb
1. to make very tired. She was exhausted by her long walk.
2. to use all of; to use completely. We have exhausted our supplies; You're exhausting my patience.
3. to say all that can be said about (a subject etc). We've exhausted that topic.
(an outlet from the engine of a car, motorcycle etc for) fumes and other waste.
exˈhausted adjective
extremely tired.
exˈhaustion noun
He collapsed from exhaustion.
exˈhaustive (-tiv) adjective
complete; very thorough. an exhaustive search.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


مُرْهَق vyčerpaný udmattet erschöpft εξαντλημένος exhausto uupunut épuisé iscrpljen spossato 疲れきった 기진맥진한 uitgeput utslitt wyczerpany exausto истощенный utmattad เหน็ดเหนื่อย tükenmiş kiệt sức 疲惫的
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


a. agotado-a, exhausto-a, extenuado-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


adj agotado, exhausto; to become — agotarse
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
In this straining, bawling state, then, with his back to the fish, all at once the exhausted harpooneer hears the exciting cry -- Stand up, and give it to him!
Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity.
In the snowy wastes near the summit they came upon five bodies, lying upon their sides in a reposeful attitude which suggested that possibly they had fallen asleep there, while exhausted with fatigue and hunger and benumbed with cold, and never knew when death stole upon them.
I resolved then to husband our strength, so that both should not be exhausted at the same time; and this is how we managed: while one of us lay on our back, quite still, with arms crossed, and legs stretched out, the other would swim and push the other on in front.
For myself, I feel absolutely exhausted, and have not been to the office today.
At the end of a long and disastrous war, when both sides were exhausted and bankrupt, the Bumbo of Jiam intervened in the interest of peace.
THE main purpose of this story is to appeal to the reader's interest in a subject which has been the theme of some of the greatest writers, living and dead -- but which has never been, and can never be, exhausted, because it is a subject eternally interesting to all mankind.
He was absolutely exhausted. His volubility had left him at last, and he sank down wearily on my sofa.