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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exhausted mean? 

EXHAUSTED (adjective)
  The adjective EXHAUSTED has 3 senses:

1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
2. completely emptied of resources or properties
3. drained physically

  Familiarity information: EXHAUSTED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

EXHAUSTED (adjective)

Sense 1exhausted [BACK TO TOP]


Drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted


worn out; washed-out; spent; played out; fatigued; fagged; exhausted; dog-tired; worn-out

Context examples:

the day's shopping left her exhausted / he went to bed dog-tired / was fagged and sweaty / the trembling of his played out limbs / felt completely washed-out / only worn-out horses and cattle / you look worn out


tired (depleted of strength or energy)

Sense 2exhausted [BACK TO TOP]


Completely emptied of resources or properties

Context examples:

impossible to grow tobacco on the exhausted soil / the exhausted food sources / exhausted oil wells


consumed; used up; used-up (completely used up)

depleted (having resources completely depleted)

evacuated (emptied by being pumped out or having a vacuum created)

expended; gone; spent (having all been spent)


unexhausted (not used up completely)

Sense 3exhausted [BACK TO TOP]


Drained physically

Context example:

the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained


drained (emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid))

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