a fire that is totally destructive of something.
Also burn-out . fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity.
the termination of effective combustion in a rocket engine, due to exhaustion of propellant.
the end of the powered portion of a rocket's flight.
Electricity. the breakdown of a lamp, motor, or other electrical device due to the heat created by the current flowing through it.
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How to use burnout in a sentence
Work-from-home has erased the already blurry lines between office hours and our own time, leading to a dramatic spike in workers struggling with burnout, surveys suggest.Beyond GameStop: Are You Ready for an Economic Moonshot? | Charu Kasturi | January 31, 2021 | Ozy
Many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers are struggling with burnout.COVID-19 vaccines could end the pandemic by eliminating severe cases | Kate Baggaley | January 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
It needed to be about all my friends, and we were all nerds, and the only other people we related to were the burnouts, who we called freaks in our high school.
Too much stress with not enough rest and you get injury, illness, or burnout.
A July survey by online employment platform Monster found that 69 percent of respondents were struggling with burnout, a dramatic rise from 20 percent two months earlier.
The book is a memoir that highlights the problem of physician burnout in the midst of our by now decades-long health care crisis.
It wins because we can relate and because there is a certain amount of suffering-burnout at play, too.The Taliban Trolled the Internet with a Dog Video and Upstaged an American POW | Brian Van Reet | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A new study shows U.S. doctors have a burnout rate of 38 percent versus 28 percent for the general population.
But the burnout described in this and so many other articles is not really a malady.
burnout is a real problem, with real downstream effects—poor employee performance, higher turnover, clinical depression.
It would take practically absolute simultaneity to overload to the point of burnout to those Strett generators.Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith
burnout of the second stage came suddenly, and we heaved slightly against our belts as the springs in our seats pushed back out.The Trouble with Telstar | John Berryman
British Dictionary definitions for burn out
to become or cause to become worn out or inoperative as a result of heat or friction: the clutch burnt out
(intr) (of a rocket, jet engine, etc) to cease functioning as a result of exhaustion of the fuel supply
(tr; usually passive) to destroy by fire
to become or cause to become exhausted through overwork or dissipation
the failure of a mechanical device from excessive heating
a total loss of energy and interest and an inability to function effectively, experienced as a result of excessive demands upon one's resources or chronic overwork
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with burnout
Stop functioning because something, such as fuel, has been used up. For example, There's nothing wrong with the lamp; the light bulb just burned out. [Late 1300s]
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