Definition of exhausted in English:

exhausted

Line breaks: ex|haust¦ed
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd
 
/

adjective

  • 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

adverb
More 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.

More definitions of exhausted

Definition of exhausted in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody