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Adjective: exhausting  ig'zos-ting or eg'zos-ting
  1. Having a debilitating effect
    "an exhausting job in the hot sun";
    - draining
  2. Producing exhaustion
    "an exhausting march";
    - tiring, wearing, wearying
Verb: exhaust  ig'zost or eg'zost
  1. Wear out completely
    "This kind of work exhausts me";
    - wash up, beat, tucker [N. Amer], tucker out [N. Amer]
  2. Use (resources or materials) over time in order to function
    "We exhausted our savings";
    - consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, run through, wipe out
  3. Deplete
    "exhaust one's savings";
    - run down, play out, sap, tire
  4. Use up the whole supply of
    "We have exhausted the food supplies"
  5. Eliminate (a substance)
    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine";
    - discharge, expel, eject, release
  6. Bring out, discuss or develop completely
    "to exhaust a subject"

See also: debilitating, effortful

Type of: drop, empty, expend, fag, fag out [Brit], fatigue, jade, knacker [Brit], outwear, spend, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Encyclopedia: Exhausting