Definition of Exhaust

1. Noun. Gases ejected from an engine as waste products.

Exact synonyms: Exhaust Fumes, Fumes
Generic synonyms: Waste, Waste Material, Waste Matter, Waste Product, Gas



2. Verb. Wear out completely. "The performance is likely to exhaust Sue"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Tucker, Tucker Out, Wash Up
Generic synonyms: Fag, Fag Out, Fatigue, Jade, Outwear, Tire, Tire Out, Wear, Wear Down, Wear Out, Wear Upon, Weary
Specialized synonyms: Frazzle, Play, Kill
Derivative terms: Exhaustion

3. Noun. System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged.
Exact synonyms: Exhaust System
Group relationships: Automobile Engine
Terms within: Exhaust Manifold, Exhaust Pipe, Exhaust Valve, Muffler, Silencer, Tailpipe
Generic synonyms: System

4. Verb. Use up (resources or materials). "They exhaust more bread"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
Exact synonyms: Consume, Deplete, Eat, Eat Up, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Specialized synonyms: Run Out, Drain, Indulge, Luxuriate, Burn, Burn Off, Burn Up, Spend, Play Out, Run Down, Sap, Tire
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Related verbs: Occupy, Take, Use Up
Derivative terms: Consumable, Consumptive, Depletion, Depletion, Exhaustion

5. Verb. Deplete. "They exhaust the money "; "We quickly played out our strength"
Exact synonyms: Play Out, Run Down, Sap, Tire
Related verbs: Play Out
Generic synonyms: Consume, Deplete, Eat, Eat Up, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Derivative terms: Exhaustion, Sapper

6. Verb. Use up the whole supply of. "We have exhausted the food supplies"
Generic synonyms: Empty
Derivative terms: Exhaustion

7. Verb. Eliminate (a substance). "The plant releases a gas"

Definition of Exhaust

1. v. t. 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. a. Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.

3. n. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.

Definition of Exhaust

1. Verb. 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. ¹

2. Verb. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury. ¹

3. Verb. 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. ¹

4. Verb. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject. ¹

5. Verb. (chemistry) 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. ¹

6. Noun. System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged ¹

7. Noun. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there. ¹

8. Noun. The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose. ¹

9. Noun. An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle. ¹

10. Noun. Short for exhaust gas or used steam released from a steam engine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exhaust

1. to use up [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Exhaust

1. 1. Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy. 2. Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc, that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work. Exhaust draught, a forced draught produced by drawing air through a place, as through a furnace, instead of blowing it through. Exhaust fan, a fan blower so arranged as to produce an exhaust draught, or to draw air or gas out of a place, as out of a room in ventilating it. Exhaust nozzle, Exhaust orifice, a valve that lets exhaust steam escape out of a cylinder. Origin: L. Exhaustus, p.p. 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. 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. See Receiver. Synonym: To spend, consume, tire out, weary. Origin: L. Exhaustus, p.p. Of exhaurire; ex out + haurire, haustum, to draw, esp. Water; perhaps akin to Icel. Asua to sprinkle, pump. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exhaust

exhalable
exhalant
exhalants
exhalate
exhalation
exhalations
exhalatory
exhale
exhaled
exhalement
exhalements
exhalent
exhalents
exhales
exhaling
exhaust (current term)
exhaust fan
exhaust fumes
exhaust hood
exhaust manifold
exhaust pipe
exhaust pipes
exhaust purifier
exhaust system
exhaust valve
exhausted
exhaustedly
exhauster
exhausters
exhaustibility

Literary usage of Exhaust

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1. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"The entire exhaust from the engine is discharged up the stack through a suitable nozzle, since the extreme rate of combustion requires an intense draft. ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"For Instance, if the exhaust must close say at 10" past upper dead center, ... Then at thiĀ« point the exhaust valve of No. 1 cylinder should just close. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1902)
"Temperatures determined at the muffler are, therefore, not the temperatures corresponding to the pressure at exhaust, but those corresponding to a much ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Williame, describes the first machine for depositing fur upon an exhaust rotating cone, ... He first used rotating exhaust cones to receive fur from any ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of United States by Jabez S. Holmes (1877)
"The boxes with perforated sides are not claimed except as combined with the exhaust-pipe and leach, in the manner set forth in the patent, ..."

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