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inexhaustible

[in-ig-zaws-tuh-buh l] /ˌɪn ɪgˈzɔs tə bəl/
adjective
1.
not exhaustible; incapable of being depleted:
an inexhaustible supply.
2.
untiring; tireless:
an inexhaustible runner.
Origin of inexhaustible
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin inexhaust(us) not exhausted (see in-3, exhaust) + -ible
Related forms
inexhaustibility, inexhaustibleness, noun
inexhaustibly, adverb
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  • Furthermore, at that period, a great deal of talk was believed as to the inexhaustibility of Michigan pine.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • Not the least of the Zoological Gardens' many attractions is their inexhaustibility.

  • He felt a sense of reliance as upon an inexhaustibility of goodness in another soul.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for inexhaustibility

inexhaustible

/ˌɪnɪɡˈzɔːstəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being used up; endless: inexhaustible patience
2.
incapable or apparently incapable of becoming tired; tireless
Derived Forms
inexhaustibility, inexhaustibleness, noun
inexhaustibly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inexhaustibility

inexhaustible

adj.

c.1600, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exhaustible (see exhaust). Related: Inexhaustibly.

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