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verb [with object]
1drain (someone) of their physical or mental resources; tire out:her day trip had exhausted her 2use up (resources or reserves) completely:the country has exhausted its treasury reserves expound on, write about, or explore (a subject or options) so fully that there is nothing further to be said or discovered:she seemed to have exhausted all permissible topics of conversation 3expel (gas or steam) from or into a particular place.
waste gases or air expelled from an engine, turbine, or other machine in the course of its operation:buses spewing out black clouds of exhaust [as modifier]:exhaust fumes the system through which waste gases are expelled: [as modifier]:an exhaust pipe
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