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EXHAUST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exhaust mean? 

EXHAUST (noun)
  The noun EXHAUST has 2 senses:

1. gases ejected from an engine as waste products
2. system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged

  Familiarity information: EXHAUST used as a noun is rare.


EXHAUST (verb)
  The verb EXHAUST has 5 senses:

1. wear out completely
2. use up (resources or materials)
3. deplete
4. use up the whole supply of
5. create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)

  Familiarity information: EXHAUST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXHAUST (noun)


Sense 1exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gases ejected from an engine as waste products

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

exhaust; exhaust fumes; fumes

Hypernyms ("exhaust" is a kind of...):

gas (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

waste; waste material; waste matter; waste product (any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted)


Sense 2exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

exhaust system; exhaust

Hypernyms ("exhaust" is a kind of...):

system (instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity)

Meronyms (parts of "exhaust"):

exhaust manifold (a manifold that receives exhaust gases from the cylinders and conducts them to the exhaust pipe)

exhaust pipe (a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler)

exhaust valve (a valve through which burned gases from a cylinder escape into the exhaust manifold)

muffler; silencer (a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise)

tailpipe (a pipe carrying fumes from the muffler to the rear of a car)

Holonyms ("exhaust" is a part of...):

automobile engine (the engine that propels an automobile)


EXHAUST (verb)


Sense 1exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wear out completely

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

tucker out; exhaust; tucker; wash up; beat

Context examples:

This kind of work exhausts me / I'm beat / He was all washed up after the exam

Hypernyms (to "exhaust" is one way to...):

fag; fag out; fatigue; jade; outwear; tire; tire out; wear; wear down; wear out; wear upon; weary (exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhaust"):

frazzle (exhaust physically or emotionally)

play (exhaust by allowing to pull on the line)

kill (tire out completely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to exhaust Sue


Sense 2exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use up (resources or materials)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

wipe out; deplete; use up; eat up; exhaust; run through; eat; consume

Context examples:

this car consumes a lot of gas / We exhausted our savings / They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Hypernyms (to "exhaust" is one way to...):

drop; expend; spend (pay out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exhaust"):

spend (spend completely)

burn; burn off; burn up (use up (energy))

indulge; luxuriate (enjoy to excess)

drain (deplete of resources)

run out (exhaust the supply of)

exhaust; play out; run down; sap; tire (deplete)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deplete

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

play out; sap; exhaust; tire; run down

Context examples:

exhaust one's savings / We quickly played out our strength

Hypernyms (to "exhaust" is one way to...):

consume; deplete; eat; eat up; exhaust; run through; use up; wipe out (use up (resources or materials))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They exhaust the money


Sense 4exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use up the whole supply of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

We have exhausted the food supplies

Hypernyms (to "exhaust" is one way to...):

empty (make void or empty of contents)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5exhaust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

evacuate; exhaust

Hypernyms (to "exhaust" is one way to...):

empty (make void or empty of contents)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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