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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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The ideas considered most characteristic of his style, such as the combinatoric exhaustibility of language from "The Library of Babel" or the context-dependence of meaning from "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote" are precisely the ideas he relentlessly ironized in those very stories.
The blue economy, a source of economic activity around the seas and oceans, should be sustainable, take into account environmental concerns (pollution), the fragility of the marine environment (overexploitation of resources, mining exploration), the exhaustibility of available resources (overfishing control and the fight against illegal fishing) and aim to improve the livelihoods of coastal or island communities, underline the members.
1920) (stating that "[a] royalty is not a rent, though often so called."), while others argue that the concept of rent is relevant, see e.g., Lewis Cecil Gray, Rent Under the Assumption of Exhaustibility, 28(3) Q.J.
By this definition, logic cannot be seen as an exercise that is concern merely with correctness of argumentations, as Uduma wants us to believe, but also as a locomotion that is concerned with the nature of logic itself in terms of its exhaustibility and probability as a tool for organizing experience in their diversities.
For example, Smith ([1776] 1967: 81) believed that this would be reached when a country 'acquired that full complement of riches which the nature of its soils and climate, and its situation with respect to other societies allowed it to acquire;' Malthus ([1798] 1973) argued that the food supply could never keep pace with population growth; Ricardo ([1817] 1929) highlighted the limited supply of arable land; and Jevons (1865) warned of the exhaustibility of non-renewable resources such as coal.
More broadly, Adelman denies the relevance of physical exhaustibility, a looming event to which other analyses are usually referred.
exhaust (1533); 1: exhausting (1539); 2: exhausture (1611; -tion, 1661; -ment, 1621; -ture, 1611); 3: exhauster (1743); 4: exhaustee (1900); 5: exhaustive (1786); 6: exhausting (1847); 7: exhaustible (1667); 8: exhausted (1623); 9: exhaustively (1816); 10: exhaustiveness (1816); 11: exhaustingly (1882); 14: exhaustibility (1836); 15: exhaustedly (1835); 16: exhaustedness (1840); 17: exhausture (1611; -tion, 1646; -ment, 1621; -ture, 1611).
From a macro-fiscal perspective, exhaustibility and price volatility of natural resources will gain special importance for fiscal policy formulation," the paper said.
As Bratland (2008) argues, resource exhaustibility is a specifically entrepreneurial problem, because "resources" have little economic meaning without reference to an entrepreneurial plan.