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  1. burnoutnoun

    Using the throttle to spin the wheels of a vehicle being held stationary, causing the spinning tires to produce smoke and burn rubber.

    Etymology: From the verb to burn out.

  2. burnoutnoun

    A pot addict; one whose brains have been burned out.

    Etymology: From the verb to burn out.

  3. burnoutnoun

    The experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, especially in one's career.

    Etymology: From the verb to burn out.


  1. Burnout

    Burnout is a racing game that was developed by Criterion Games and published by Acclaim Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in North America on 1 November 2001 and in Europe on 16 November 2001. The GameCube and Xbox versions were released a year later in North America on 29 April 2002 and in Europe on 3 May 2002. Burnout was the first in a series of high-speed racing games noted for over the top crashes and high risk gameplay mechanics. The game's success led to several sequels.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. burnout

    The point in time or in the missile trajectory when combustion of fuels in the rocket engine is terminated by other than programmed cutoff.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burnout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burnout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of burnout in a Sentence

  1. Frank Gabrin:

    I now believe that compassion fatigue is a misnomer and that the real name for this condition should be empathetic overload, i also believe that compassion fatigue and burnout need never occur, and if they do, there is a clear path back to solid emotional health. I believe that I have found the path that will quickly bring us all back from burnout and I am extremely passionate about sharing what I have learned with all of you.

  2. Mickey Wright:

    It was a lot of pressure to be in contention week after week for five or six years, i guess they call it burnout now, but it wore me out.

  3. Amy Gallo:

    In the pandemic, things have been very intense. We've all felt a lot of burnout. We've had a lot of stressors in our lives, is it possible all of that is influencing your perception of your job ?

  4. Emma Watson:

    [Social media] takes so much of our attention, which is such a valuable resource and I'm just not sure it's ever healthy to know what every single person in the world thinks about you, i think that's probably a surefire recipe for burnout and disaster, which is kind of what this movie is about.

  5. Thomas Hatch:

    If students are doing better and they find out kids are making progress in ways they did n’t know before, that could go a long way in terms of helping out teacher burnout.

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