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Definition of exhaust verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exhaust
    he / she / it exhausts
    past simple exhausted
    -ing form exhausting
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  1. 1to make someone feel very tired synonym wear yourself/somebody out exhaust somebody Even a short walk exhausted her. exhaust yourself Don't exhaust yourself. We'll clean up for you.
  2. 2exhaust something to use all of something so that there is none left Within three days they had exhausted their supply of food. Don't give up until you have exhausted all the possibilities.
  3. 3exhaust something to talk about or study a subject until there is nothing else to say about it I think we've exhausted that particular topic.
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