What does exhaust mean?

Definitions for exhaust
ɪgˈzɔstex·haust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumesnoun

    gases ejected from an engine as waste products

  2. exhaust, exhaust systemverb

    system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged

  3. exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker outverb

    wear out completely

    "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"

  4. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outverb

    use up (resources or materials)

    "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

  5. run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tireverb

    deplete

    "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"

  6. exhaustverb

    use up the whole supply of

    "We have exhausted the food supplies"

  7. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

Wiktionary

  1. exhaustnoun

    System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged

  2. exhaustnoun

    The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.

  3. exhaustnoun

    The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.

  4. exhaustnoun

    An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.

  5. exhaustnoun

    Short for exhaust gas or used steam released from a steam engine

  6. exhaustverb

    To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.

  7. exhaustverb

    To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.

  8. exhaustverb

    To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.

    A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five. --Motley.

  9. exhaustverb

    To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.

  10. exhaustverb

    To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXHAUSTverb

    Single men be many times more charitable, because their means are less exhausted. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Spermatick matter of a vitious sort abounds in the blood, exhausts it of its best spirits, and derives the flower of it to the seminal vessels. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    Though the knowledge they have left us be worth our study, yet they exhausted not all its treasures: they left a great deal for the industry and sagacity of after-ages. John Locke.

    The nursling grove
    Seems fair awhile, cherish’d with softer earth;
    But when the alien compost is exhaust,
    Its native poverty again prevails. Phillips.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhaustverb

    to draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation

  2. Exhaustverb

    to empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury

  3. Exhaustverb

    to drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources

  4. Exhaustverb

    to bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject

  5. Exhaustverb

    to subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether

  6. Exhaustadjective

    drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy

  7. Exhaustadjective

    pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work

  8. Exhaustnoun

    the steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there

  9. Exhaustnoun

    the foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose

  10. Etymology: [L. exhaustus, p. p.]

Freebase

  1. Exhaust

    Exhaust is a trio from Montreal featuring bass, drums, tape and bass clarinet, that started in the mid-90s. The members are Aidan Girt, Gordon Krieger and Mike Zabitsky. Their first release was the limited release cassette 230596. Their debut LP was one of the first releases on the then-fledgling Constellation Records label. A second album, Enregistreur, was released in 2002. A third album Grenadilla Splinters was released December 2011.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exhaust

    egz-awst′, v.t. to draw out the whole of: to use the whole strength of: to wear or tire out: to treat of or develop completely.—n. the exit of steam from the cylinder when it has done its work in propelling the piston—escaping by the exhaust-pipe and regulated by the exhaust-valve.—p.adj. Exhaust′ed, drawn out: emptied: consumed: tired out.—n. Exhaust′er, he who or that which exhausts.—adj. Exhaust′ible, that may be exhausted.—n. Exhaust′ion, act of exhausting or consuming: state of being exhausted: extreme fatigue.—adjs. Exhaust′ive, tending to exhaust; Exhaust′less, that cannot be exhausted. [L. exhaurīre, exhaustumex, out, haurīre, to draw.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'exhaust' in Verbs Frequency: #994

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhaust in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhaust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of exhaust in a Sentence

  1. Nick Kounis:

    Draghi all but announced that the central bank will step up monetary easing soon. Mr Maybe has become Mr Definitely, We think the ECB would exhaust other alternatives before moving to sovereign QE.

  2. Scott McLaughlin:

    My butt is getting burnt. Oh, that hurt, on the exhaust, oh my God, I’m just — love you Australia, New Zealand, miss you guys. Thinking of everyone in the Queensland floods at the moment. But oh, I can’t believe it.

  3. Mona Sarfaty:

    The danger to children is real and is already witnessed by physicians in the US, children suffer more heat impacts because they spend more time outside. They are more vulnerable to the heat-related increases in air pollution that come from fossil fuel exhaust, because their lungs are still developing. Outdoor play also makes them more prey to insect vectors carrying dangerous infections.

  4. Lee Eun-jae:

    North Korea is expected to exhaust its crop reserves earlier than usual this year.

  5. San Francisco:

    In response, businesses hold back wage increases and wait for inflation and productivity growth to bring wages closer to their desired level. Since it takes some time to fully exhaust the pool of wage cuts, wage growth remains low even as the economy expands and the unemployment rate declines.

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Translations for exhaust

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  • ауспух, изразходвам, изтощавам, изчерпвамBulgarian
  • vyčerpatCzech
  • Abgas, Abluft, erschöpfen, Auspuff, dezimierenGerman
  • εξάτμισηGreek
  • escape, agotar, tubo de escapeSpanish
  • loppu, poistohöyry, pakoputkisto, uuvuttaa, pakokaasu, ehdyttää, poistaa, pakokaasujärjestelmä, kuivattaa, poistoilma, tyhjentääFinnish
  • épuiserFrench
  • निकासHindi
  • kimerítHungarian
  • kurasIndonesian
  • 使い切る, 使い尽くす, 尽くすJapanese
  • kīrea, whakaporoMāori
  • eksosNorwegian
  • verminderen, uitlaatpijp, uitputten, uitlaatDutch
  • eksosNorwegian Nynorsk
  • eksosNorwegian
  • esgotar, esvaziar, exaurirPortuguese
  • выхлоп, израсходовать, выхлопные газы, истощать, исчерпыватьRussian
  • tömma, uttömma, förbrukaSwedish
  • ไอเสียThai
  • thoát raVietnamese

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