- 1The reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing through use or combustion.More example sentences
- After winning the TAFC title moments earlier, Austin's dragster, which he purchased from the estate of the late Gary Ormsby, broke at the start of the burnout in the Top Fuel final.
- He then got the first of his two big breaks in the semi's when Haley had to shut off after his burnout because of a fluid leak.
- Boost velocity control is achieved by burning all boost propulsion stages to burnout, shaping the trajectory to use all the energy, without thrust termination.
- 2The failure of an electrical device or component through overheating: [with modifier]: an anti-stall mechanism prevents motor burnoutMore example sentences
- He said he understood that at times this was down to the burnout of motors at the reservoir.
- It is proved that high local overheating in the filament region is the cause of local electrical burnout of the devices.
- Electrical burnout of fluorescent lighting ballasts causes the heating and. volatilization of an asphalt potting-compound inside the ballast.
- 3Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress: high levels of professionalism which may result in burnoutMore example sentences
- Failure to build in adequate rest into training will inevitably lead to both physical and mental burnout as well as injury.
- Next, so that you don't suffer from burnout by overworking, take time to review and plan each move that you make toward your leaner, meaner company.
- He withdrew from the game entirely before the end of that year, citing physical injuries and personal burnout.
- 4 [as modifier] Denoting fabric whose pattern is produced by using chemicals to burn away areas of the pile or the fabric itself: burnout velvet a long-sleeved jersey burnout topMore example sentences
- This top has a classic shape in a beautiful burnout fabric.
- Garments with a burnout pattern tend to be heavy, because of the weight of the base fabric, leading them to drape distinctively.
- Celebs have been spotted wearing burnout pieces in their day-to-day wardrobe.
More definitions of burnoutDefinition of burnout in:
- The US English dictionary