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wear-out

or wear·out

[wair-out]
noun
  1. the act or fact of wearing out; a worn-out condition: wear-out at the knees of pants.
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Origin of wear-out

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun use of verb phrase wear out
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Historical Examples

  • Parliament too has its tasks, if thou wilt look; fit to wear-out the lives of toughest men.

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    Thomas Carlyle