Exhaustion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən|  American pronunciation of the word exhaustion
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzɔːstʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word exhaustion

noun

- extreme fatigue
- serious weakening and loss of energy (syn: debilitation, enervation, enfeeblement)
- the act of exhausting something entirely

Examples

He worked to the point of complete exhaustion.

the exhaustion of our natural resources

He collapsed with exhaustion.

Sheer exhaustion forced him to give up.

Many runners were suffering from heat exhaustion (=when you become tired and ill because you are too hot).

...the days of endless worrying had taken their toll, and the old woman's face swagged with exhaustion...

Having him talking all the time usually brings me to a state of exhaustion.

Profuse sweating is one of the symptoms of heat exhaustion.

his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows

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