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English noun: exhaust

1. exhaust (substance) gases ejected from an engine as waste products


Synonymsexhaust fumes, fumes


Broader (hypernym)gas, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product

2. exhaust (artifact) system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged


Synonymsexhaust system


Broader (hypernym)system


Part holonymexhaust manifold, exhaust pipe, exhaust valve, muffler, silencer, tailpipe


Part meronymautomobile engine


English verb: exhaust

1. exhaust (body) wear out completely


SamplesThis kind of work exhausts me.
I'm beat.
He was all washed up after the exam.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to exhaust Sue


Synonymsbeat, tucker, tucker out, wash up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary


Narrower (hyponym)frazzle, kill, play

2. exhaust (consumption) use up (resources or materials)


SamplesThis car consumes a lot of gas.
We exhausted our savings.
They run through 20 bottles of wine a week.


Synonymsconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, run through, use up, wipe out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)burn, burn off, burn up, drain, exhaust, indulge, luxuriate, play out, run down, run out, sap, spend, tire


Verb groupoccupy, take, use up

3. exhaust (possession) deplete


SamplesExhaust one's savings.
We quickly played out our strength.


ExamplesThey exhaust the money


Synonymsplay out, run down, sap, tire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out


Verb groupplay out

4. exhaust (change) use up the whole supply of


SamplesWe have exhausted the food supplies.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)empty

5. exhaust (body) eliminate (a substance)


SamplesCombustion products are exhausted in the engine.
The plant releases a gas.


Synonymsdischarge, eject, expel, release


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)abort, bleed, blow, breathe, cough out, cough up, egest, ejaculate, eliminate, emit, eruct, excrete, expectorate, fester, hemorrhage, maturate, ovulate, pass, pass off, shed blood, spew, spew out, spit out, spit up, suppurate









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