exhaustion

[ig-zaws-chuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of exhausting.
2.
the state of being exhausted.
3.
extreme weakness or fatigue.
4.
the total consumption of something: the exhaustion of your vacation benefits for the year.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin exhaustiōn- (stem of exhaustiō). See exhaust, -ion

preexhaustion, noun


3. weariness, lassitude.
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exhaustion (ɪɡˈzɔːstʃən)
 
n
1.  extreme tiredness; fatigue
2.  the condition of being used up; consumption: exhaustion of the earth's resources
3.  the act of exhausting or the state of being exhausted

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exhaustion
"fatigue," 1640s, from exhaust in sense of "drawing off" of strength.
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exhaustion ex·haus·tion (ĭg-zôs'chən)
n.

  1. The inability to respond to stimuli; extreme fatigue.

  2. The act or an instance of using up a supply of something.

  3. The extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or another solvent.

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