Origin of exhaustion
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Examples from the Web for exhaustion
Jenkins promptly resigned and checked into a hospital for “exhaustion.”Gay Men and the Presidents Who Loved Them
June 24, 2014
And also with a little bit of exhaustion—he really does ask a lot of questions.Paul Haggis on Scientology, the ‘Crash’ Oscar, and ‘Third Person’
June 19, 2014
Is it exhaustion, something intensely painful in itself to someone who always felt boundless energy?Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father
June 14, 2014
The unlikely trio became inseparable, and pushed each other to insane levels of exhaustion and physical fitness.Inside the Cult of CrossFit
May 30, 2014
After HUAC and Waterfront, he writes of his exhaustion and doubts.Elia Kazan Was a Brilliant, Needy Pen Pal
April 30, 2014
From the exhaustion that followed excess of feeling, she slept.Weighed and Wanting
Truly then his plea of exhaustion would not be without excuse!The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
When at length he won to peace, after ten years, it was the peace of exhaustion.The Man Shakespeare
No languor, no dull headache, no exhaustion, follows your experience.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
Her look of weakness and exhaustion did indeed strike him painfully.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- extreme tiredness; fatigue
- the condition of being used up; consumptionexhaustion of the earth's resources
- the act of exhausting or the state of being exhausted
Word Origin and History for exhaustion
"fatigue," 1640s, noun of action from exhaust in sense of "drawing off" of strength.
- The inability to respond to stimuli; extreme fatigue.
- The act or an instance of using up a supply of something.
- The extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or another solvent.