Definition of exhausted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɔːstɪd/


1Very tired: she returned home, exhausted from work
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  • 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.
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)
informal done in, all in, dead on one's feet, beat, dead beat, shattered, bushed, fagged out, knocked out, wiped out, running on empty, zonked out, worn to a frazzle, frazzled, bushwhacked
British informal knackered, whacked (out), shagged out, jiggered
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
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  • 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.
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
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  • 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.



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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