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exhausted

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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd
 
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Definition of exhausted in English:

adjective

1Very tired: she returned home, exhausted from work
More example sentences
  • Two years ago, he could barely swim 12 lengths of his local swimming pool and would drag himself totally exhausted from the water.
  • After the concrete drain was uncovered the fire crew used specialist cutting equipment and a Kango hammer to smash their way to the exhausted dog.
  • Eventually the exhausted, undernourished dog found the cage and waited.
Synonyms
tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent;
out of breath, breathless, panting, puffing, puffed, puffed out, puffing and blowing, gasping (for breath)
Scottish informal wabbit
North American informal pooped, tuckered out, fried, whipped
Australian/New Zealand informal stonkered
British vulgar slang buggered
Australian/New Zealand vulgar slang rooted
archaic toilworn
rare fordone
2(Of resources or reserves) completely used up: Kirov spat, his patience suddenly exhausted
More example sentences
  • At the end of each attack, if the stock is not exhausted, all players with fewer than 5 cards remaining must draw sufficient cards from the stock to bring their hands up to five cards.
  • The Nazis' military reserves may be exhausted, their propaganda reserves are far from exhausted.
  • And by 1947 Europe had largely exhausted its dollar reserves.
Synonyms
used up, at an end, consumed, finished, spent, depleted;
empty, drained, impoverished, bankrupt
2.1(Of a place) no longer productive as a result of being drained of resources: exhausted peat workings
More example sentences
  • Charles II, considering it hopeless to continue the war in an impoverished and exhausted land, led a Scots royalist army into England.
  • Many people are working on small amounts of exhausted land.
  • We thank the exhausted earth for bearing our weight and for tolerating the assault we have put her through.

Derivatives

exhaustedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He sighed, more exhaustedly than regretfully, I thought.
  • We walked slowly to our rooms right across the hall and both of us fell exhaustedly into bed after changing into nightclothes.
  • The door led to a small staircase which the two exhaustedly climbed.

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