exhaustion


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ex·haus·tion

 (ĭg-zôs′chən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of exhausting.
2. The state of being exhausted; extreme fatigue: The runner collapsed from exhaustion.

exhaustion

(ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən)
n
1. extreme tiredness; fatigue
2. the condition of being used up; consumption: exhaustion of the earth's resources.
3. the act of exhausting or the state of being exhausted

ex•haus•tion

(ɪgˈzɔs tʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of exhausting.
2. the state of being exhausted.
3. extreme weakness or fatigue.
4. the total consumption of something.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exhaustion - extreme fatigueexhaustion - extreme fatigue      
inanition - exhaustion resulting from lack of food
fatigue, tiredness, weariness - temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work; "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"
frazzle - a state of extreme exhaustion; "he was worn to a frazzle"
brain-fag, mental exhaustion - exhaustion that affects mental keenness
2.exhaustion - serious weakening and loss of energyexhaustion - serious weakening and loss of energy
weakening - becoming weaker
3.exhaustion - the act of exhausting something entirelyexhaustion - the act of exhausting something entirely
depletion - the act of decreasing something markedly

exhaustion

noun
1. tiredness, fatigue, weariness, lassitude, feebleness, prostration, debilitation, enervation He is suffering from nervous exhaustion.
2. depletion, emptying, consumption, using up the exhaustion of the country's resources

exhaustion

noun
The condition of being extremely tired:
Translations
إرْهاق، إنْهاك
overanstrengelseudmattelse
örmögnun
izčrpanost
yorgunluk

exhaustion

[ɪgˈzɔːstʃən] N (= fatigue) → agotamiento m; (= nervous exhaustion) → postración f nerviosa

exhaustion

[ɪgˈzɔːstʃən] népuisement m
to be suffering from exhaustion → être en état d'épuisement

exhaustion

nErschöpfung f

exhaustion

[ɪgˈzɔːstʃn] nesaurimento
nervous exhaustion → sovraffaticamento mentale, surmenage m

exhaust

(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.
noun
(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.

ex·haus·tion

n. agotamiento, postración, fatiga extrema.

exhaustion

n agotamiento
References in classic literature ?
At that moment the Squirrels stopped from exhaustion, and looking up at its enemy, said:
Again and again he slipped back from sheer exhaustion and would have fallen to the floor of the canyon but for merest chance.
I know that this would sometimes involve a slight loss of speed in the chase; but long experience in various whalemen of more than one nation has convinced me that in the vast majority of failures in the fishery, it has not by any means been so much the speed of the whale as the before described exhaustion of the harpooneer that has caused them.
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths of their income will be dissipated; while government expenses for broken chariots, worn-out horses, breast-plates and helmets, bows and arrows, spears and shields, protective mantles, draught-oxen and heavy wagons, will amount to four-tenths of its total revenue.
Owing to the rapidity of the French flight and the Russian pursuit and the consequent exhaustion of the horses, the chief means of approximately ascertaining the enemy's position- by cavalry scouting- was not available.
It reminded him of his first fight, when he was six years old, when he punched away with the tears running down his cheeks while the other boy, two years his elder, had beaten and pounded him into exhaustion.
He has found me reclining as usual (latterly) in my arm-chair; but on this particular day he has detected symptoms of exhaustion, which he finds quite unaccountable under the circumstances, and which warn him to exert his authority by sending me back to my bed.
The monthly nurse tried to quiet her, and presently, from exhaustion, the crying ceased.
I informed him that the treatment was of the kind described as "saline," and that the symptoms, between the attacks of fever, were certainly those of increasing weakness and exhaustion.
When they perceived in him signs of exhaustion, and he could no longer be provoked to make battle, they would dismount from their horses, approach him in the rear, and seizing him by the tail, jerk him from side to side, and drag him backward; until the frantic animal, gathering fresh strength from fury, would break from them, and rush, with flashing eyes and a hoarse bellowing, upon any enemy in sight; but in a little while, his transient excitement at an end, would pitch headlong on the ground, and expire.
We staid all day and looked, we abused the man who invented quarantine, we held half a dozen mass-meetings and crammed them full of interrupted speeches, motions that fell still-born, amendments that came to nought and resolutions that died from sheer exhaustion in trying to get before the house.
Penney--the head of the Egyptian medical service, who, in a small steamer, penetrated one degree beyond Gondokoro, and then came back to die of exhaustion at Karthoum--nor Miani, the Venetian, who, turning the cataracts below Gondokoro, reached the second parallel-- nor the Maltese trader, Andrea Debono, who pushed his journey up the Nile still farther--could work their way beyond the apparently impassable limit.