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verb [transitive] exhaust pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzɔːst/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexhaust
he/she/itexhausts
present participleexhausting
past tenseexhausted
past participleexhausted
  1. 1
    to make someone extremely tired and without energy
    Caring for young children can exhaust you physically and mentally.
    She was exhausted by running up the steep hill.
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  2. 2
    to use all that you have of something
    The expedition was forced to turn back when it exhausted its food supply.
    1. a.
      to use or consider all the possible ways of doing something
      We need to exhaust all possibilities before we give up.
    2. b.
      to talk about something until you have nothing else to say about it
      We soon exhausted the subject of the weather.
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