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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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