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inexhaustible

[in-ig-zaws-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪgˈzɔs tə bəl/
adjective
1.
not exhaustible; incapable of being depleted:
an inexhaustible supply.
2.
untiring; tireless:
an inexhaustible runner.
Origin of inexhaustible
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin inexhaust(us) not exhausted (see in-3, exhaust) + -ible
Related forms
inexhaustibility, inexhaustibleness, noun
inexhaustibly, adverb
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  • Following in their footsteps is an inexhaustible efflorescence of prodigies.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • Is there not also inexhaustible wealth in our southern provinces?

  • Here was evidently the source of the Kikuyu's inexhaustible corn supply.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • Their stringy muscles seemed founts of inexhaustible energy.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Our Father, in his inexhaustible clemency, heard their prayer.

British Dictionary definitions for inexhaustible

inexhaustible

/ˌɪnɪɡˈzɔːstəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being used up; endless: inexhaustible patience
2.
incapable or apparently incapable of becoming tired; tireless
Derived Forms
inexhaustibility, inexhaustibleness, noun
inexhaustibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexhaustible
adj.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exhaustible (see exhaust). Related: Inexhaustibly.

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