- 1A state of extreme physical or mental tiredness: he was pale with exhaustionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The peak summer heat results in extraordinary mental and physical exhaustion, sleeplessness and occasionally depression.
- Mental and physical exhaustion retards the growth of body and mind, and it often causes a psychosomatic illness.
- What was most striking about the run-up to the peace deal was the morbid fixation on the physical and mental exhaustion of the parties.
- 2The action of using something up or the state of being used up: the rapid exhaustion of fossil fuel reservesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Government policy of granting very small claims gave everyone a chance, but also led to rapid exhaustion of claims and large rushes to new fields.
- Bahrain was the first Gulf Arab state to produce oil, in 1932, but its reserves are now near exhaustion.
- In every case, it said finite reserves of these minerals were approaching exhaustion and prices would rise steeply.
- 3 Logic The process of establishing a conclusion by eliminating all the alternatives.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Euclid and Archimedes utilized two important techniques to prove theorems from their axioms: reductio ad absurdum arguments, and a method of exhaustion.
- This argument from exhaustion is not conclusive.
- Maclaurin appealed to the geometrical methods of the ancient Greeks and to Archimedes' method of exhaustion in attempting to put Newton's calculus on a rigorous footing.
early 17th century: from late Latin exhaustio(n-), from Latin exhaurire 'drain out' (see exhaust).