exhaust Definition

  • 1to make someone extremely tired
  • 2to use up completely
  • 3to expel gas or steam from an engine or machine

Using exhaust: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "exhaust" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The long hike exhausted me.

  • Example

    The company's resources were exhausted after the project.

  • Example

    The car exhausts fumes into the air.

  • Example

    The factory exhausts smoke from its chimneys.

  • Example

    I'm so exhausted from studying all night.

exhaust Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for exhaust

Idioms Using exhaust

  • to work or do other things from early in the morning until late at night, without enough rest


    She's been burning the candle at both ends lately, trying to finish her project.

  • run on fumes

    to continue doing something when you have almost no energy or resources left


    I've been running on fumes all week, trying to meet all my deadlines.

  • the last straw

    the final problem in a series of problems that makes someone lose patience or hope


    When he forgot my birthday, it was the last straw for our friendship.

Phrases with exhaust

  • exhaust all options

    to try every possible solution before giving up


    We need to exhaust all options before we decide to close the business.

  • exhaust fumes

    the waste gases that come out of a vehicle's engine


    The city is trying to reduce the amount of exhaust fumes in the air.

  • a system in a vehicle that removes waste gases from the engine and expels them into the air


    The mechanic is repairing the exhaust system on my car.

Origins of exhaust

from Latin 'exhaustus', past participle of 'exhaurire', meaning 'to draw out'


Summary: exhaust in Brief

The verb 'exhaust' [ɪɡˈzɔːst] means to make someone extremely tired, to use up completely, or to expel gas or steam from an engine or machine. It can be used in phrases like 'exhaust all options' and idioms like 'burn the candle at both ends,' which means to work too hard without enough rest. 'Exhaust' has synonyms like 'deplete' and 'weaken,' and antonyms like 'renew' and 'energize.'