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[burnd-out] /ˈbɜrndˈaʊt/
consumed; rendered unserviceable or ineffectual by maximum use:
a burned-out tube.
exhausted or made listless through overwork, stress, or intemperance.
deprived of one's regular place to live, work, etc., by a destructive fire.
Also, burnt-out.
Origin of burned-out
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Presently, with a gasp, he caught the dull gleam of a burned-out camp-fire.

  • There was only one alternative to a dead, burned-out, empty planet.

    Join Our Gang? Sterling E. Lanier
  • There was a burned-out look in his eyes, and his wrinkled pongee suit hung limp from stooping shoulders.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • “For the reason that this bulb is a burned-out bulb,” said Mr. Gubb.

  • “Good night,” Florence replied as once more her eyes sought the burned-out fire.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell

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