- The definition of exhaust is the release of used steam or gas.
An example of exhaust is what comes out of a car's tail pipe.
- To exhaust is defined as to use up, tire out or discharge.
An example of to exhaust is someone draining their savings account.
Exhaust fumes from numerous automobiles.
exhaust definition by Webster's New World
- to draw off or let out completely (air, gas, etc.), as from a container
- to use up; expend completely: to exhaust one's resources
- to empty completely; draw off the contents of; drain: to exhaust a well
- to create a vacuum in
- to drain of power, resources, etc.: war exhausted the nation
- to tire out; make very weary; weaken
- to deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly: to exhaust a subject
Origin: ; from Classical Latin exhaustus, past participle of exhaurire, to draw out, exhaust ; from ex-, out plush haurire, to draw, drain ; from Indo-European base an unverified form aus- from source Old Norse ausa
- the withdrawing of air, gas, etc. from a container or enclosure, as by means of a fan or pump
- an apparatus for doing this, as in getting rid of fumes, dust, stale air, etc.
- the discharge or release of used steam, gas, etc. from a steam or gas turbine or from the cylinders of an engine at the end of every working stroke of the pistons
- the system of pipes, including mufflers, catalytic converters, etc. through which such steam, gas, etc. is released
- something given off or let out, as fumes from a gasoline engine
exhaust definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ex·haust·ed, ex·haust·ing, ex·hausts verb, transitive
- To wear out completely. See Synonyms at tire1.
- To drain of resources or properties; deplete: tobacco crops that exhausted the soil. See Synonyms at deplete.
- To use up completely: exhausted our funds before the month was out.
- To treat completely; cover thoroughly: exhaust a topic.
- To draw out the contents of; drain: exhaust a tank gradually.
- To let out or draw off: exhaust vaporous wastes through a pipe.
- a. The escape or release of vaporous waste material, as from an engine.b. The fumes or gases so released.
- A duct or pipe through which waste material is emitted.
- An apparatus for drawing out noxious air or waste material by means of a partial vacuum.
Origin: Latin exhaurīre, exhaust- : ex-, ex- + haurīre, to draw.
- ex·haustˈed·ly adverb
- ex·haustˈer noun
- ex·haustˌi·bilˈi·ty noun
- ex·haustˈi·ble adjective
- ex·haustˈing·ly adverb