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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·haust v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exhausted; p. pr. & vb. n. Exhausting.]
 1. To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
 2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
 3. To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.
    A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five.   --Motley.
 4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
 5. Chem. To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.
 Exhausted receiver. Physics See under Receiver.
 Syn: -- To spend; consume; tire out; weary.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired;
             completely exhausted; "the day's shopping left her
             exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged
             and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs";
             "felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out horses
             and cattle"; "you look worn out" [syn: dog-tired, fagged,
              fatigued, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out(a),
              worn out(p)]
      2: completely emptied of resources or properties; "impossible
         to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil"; "the exhausted
         food sources"; "exhausted oil wells" [ant: unexhausted]
      3: drained physically; "the day's events left her completely
         exhausted--her strength drained"