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exhaust

[ ig-zawst ]
/ ɪgˈzɔst /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to pass out or escape, as spent steam from the cylinder of an engine.

noun Machinery.

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Origin of exhaust

1515–25; 1895–1900 for def. 11; <Latin exhaustus emptied out, drained out, past participle of exhaurīre

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British Dictionary definitions for exhaust

exhaust
/ (ɪɡˈzɔːst) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of exhaust

Word Origin for exhaust

C16: from Latin exhaustus made empty, from exhaurīre to draw out, from haurīre to draw, drain
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