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inexhaustible

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Pronunciation: /ɪnɪɡˈzɔːstɪb(ə)l
 
, ɪnɛɡ-/

Definition of inexhaustible in English:

adjective

(Of an amount or supply of something) unable to be used up because existing in abundance: his inexhaustible energy
More example sentences
  • They seem to have an inexhaustible supply of energy and a considerable willpower.
  • Their say-no-to-drugs mantra affirmed that New York at least has an inexhaustible supply of high energy.
  • Mumbai has inexhaustible stores of energy, yet has a live and let live disposition which welcomes all comers.
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inexhaustibility

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • These notions of the inexhaustibility of spirit and of being the confrontational and indefatigable critic of the status quo became the prescriptions Said carried for intellectual life.
  • He was interested in presenting works that speak to our present moment, works that he feels have ‘a soul, a mystery, an inexhaustibility.’
  • Caffeine also causes a flushed face, dieresis, disturbances in stomach and intestines, muscle twitching, rambling flow of thought and speech, periods of inexhaustibility and disturbances in muscular activity.

inexhaustibly

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The dominant fare continues to be Mozart, probably the only composer who could sustain such constant high exposure - practically everyone loves Mozart, and luckily he produced a huge, inexhaustibly rich body of work in every form.
  • The intersection of race and religion in the American South offers an inexhaustibly rich field of study, and several recent studies have examined the problem in particular denominations.
  • Ever since, she has explored the formal, expressive and technical possibilities of the photo-grid, creating an inexhaustibly inventive body of work.

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