[in-ig-zaws-tuh-buh l]


not exhaustible; incapable of being depleted: an inexhaustible supply.
untiring; tireless: an inexhaustible runner.

Origin of inexhaustible

1595–1605; < Latin inexhaust(us) not exhausted (see in-3, exhaust) + -ible
Related formsin·ex·haust·i·bil·i·ty, in·ex·haust·i·ble·ness, nounin·ex·haust·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inexhaustibility

Historical Examples of inexhaustibility

  • Not the least of the Zoological Gardens' many attractions is their inexhaustibility.

  • Furthermore, at that period, a great deal of talk was believed as to the inexhaustibility of Michigan pine.

    The Blazed Trail

    Stewart Edward White

  • He felt a sense of reliance as upon an inexhaustibility of goodness in another soul.

    The Portion of Labor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

British Dictionary definitions for inexhaustibility



incapable of being used up; endlessinexhaustible patience
incapable or apparently incapable of becoming tired; tireless
Derived Formsinexhaustibility or inexhaustibleness, nouninexhaustibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexhaustibility



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

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