Exhaust - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzɔːst|  American pronunciation of the word exhaust
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzɔːst|  British pronunciation of the word exhaust


- gases ejected from an engine as waste products
- system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged


- wear out completely (syn: beat, tucker, wash up)
This kind of work exhausts me
- use up (resources or materials) (syn: consume, deplete, eat, eat up, run through, use up, wipe out)
We exhausted our savings
- deplete (syn: play out, run down, sap, tire)
exhaust one's savings
- use up the whole supply of
We have exhausted the food supplies
- eliminate (a substance) (syn: discharge, eject, expel, release)
combustion products are exhausted in the engine

Extra examples

If they keep spending this way, they'll exhaust their savings.

He can talk about baseball for hours and still feel that he hasn't exhausted the subject .

There's a problem with the car's exhaust.

We exhausted our funds in a week.

A full day's teaching exhausts me.

He'd exhausted himself carrying all the boxes upstairs.

We are in danger of exhausting the world's oil supply.

Having exhausted all other possibilities, I asked Jan to look after the baby.

Any resource can be exhausted.

This kind of work exhausts me

We exhausted our savings

We have exhausted the food supplies

Car exhaust has a negative effect on the environment.

Car exhaust pollutes the air.

...a person known for habitually transforming brief anecdotes into prolix sagas that exhaust their listeners...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: exhaust
he/she/it: exhausts
present participle: exhausting
past tense: exhausted
past participle: exhausted
singular: exhaust
plural: exhausts
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