Related formsex·haust·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for exhausting (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of exhaust
SYNONYMS FOR exhaust
Examples from the Web for exhausting
Marx forecast that the profit motive would lead to overworking and exhausting the fertility of our soil and other natural systems.
Russian professional models often describe their business as "exhausting" and "frustrating," especially for a child.Is 9-Year-Old Russian Model Kristina Pimenova Too Sexualized?|Anna Nemtsova|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sports stars going on Dancing with the Stars who are big, butch, and energetic are talking about how exhausting it is.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’|Kevin Fallon|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their alleged attempt to run off and join ISIS had apparently been exhausting.
He speaks of the discipline it takes to care for a baby and the overwhelming reward that comes at the end of every exhausting day.T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina|Patricia Murphy|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They would have occasioned an incalculable and exhausting expense.
Cavalrymen and frontiersmen have slept soundly in the saddle during the exhausting campaigns against the Indians.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
Not one was shirked, though their delivery, before a large audience, was a most exhausting duty.Character|Samuel Smiles
This method is extremely injurious and exhausting and is very likely to lead to neurasthenia and a nervous breakdown.Woman|William J. Robinson
It was hard, dangerous, and exhausting work, and at the end of three days Derrick was heartily tired of it.Derrick Sterling|Kirk Monroe
British Dictionary definitions for exhausting
verb (mainly tr)
- the expulsion of expanded gas or steam from an engine
- (as modifier)exhaust stroke
- the parts of an engine through which the exhausted gases or steam pass
- (as modifier)exhaust valve; exhaust pipe