The actors perform these scenes for four, sometimes six hour, stints and are “exhausted,” he adds, by the end of their shifts.
When all the questions had been considered and exhausted, what remained was rage.
Thus, they arrived at work debilitated by disease or exhausted by the long trek from home.
mid-17c., "consumed, used up;" of persons, "tired out," past participle adjective from exhaust (v.). Related: Exhaustedly.
"waste gas," 1848, originally from steam engines, from exhaust (v.). In reference to internal combustion engines by 1896.