Definitions for: Exhaust


[n] system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
[n] gases ejected from an engine as waste products
[v] wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
[v] create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.)
[v] use up the whole supply of; "We have exhausted the food supplies"
[v] use up, as of resources or materials; "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
[v] deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*haust", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exhausted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Exhausting.] [L. exhaustus, p. p. of exhaurire; ex
out + haurire, haustum, to draw, esp. water; perhaps akin to
Icel. asua to sprinkle, pump.]
1. To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to
exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is
exhausted by evaporation.

2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to
exhaust a well, or a treasury.

3. To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till
the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength;
to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to
exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.

A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five.
--Motley.

4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly;
as, to exhaust a subject.

5. (Chem.) To subject to the action of various solvents in
order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as,
to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and
ether.

Exhausted receiver. (Physics) See under Receiver.

Syn: To spend; consume; tire out; weary.


Ex*haust", a. [L. exhaustus, p. p.]
1. Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.

2. Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from
the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.

Exhaust draught, a forced draught produced by drawing air
through a place, as through a furnace, instead of blowing
it through.

Exhaust fan, a fan blower so arranged as to produce an
exhaust draught, or to draw air or gas out of a place, as
out of a room in ventilating it.

Exhaust nozzle, Exhaust orifice (Steam Engine), the blast
orifice or nozzle.

Exhaust pipe (Steam Engine), the pipe that conveys exhaust
steam from the cylinder to the atmosphere or to the
condenser.

Exhaust port (Steam Engine), the opening, in the cylinder
or valve, by which the exhaust steam escapes.

Exhaust purifier (Milling), a machine for sorting grains,
or purifying middlings by an exhaust draught. --Knight.

Exhaust steam (Steam Engine), steam which is allowed to
escape from the cylinder after having been employed to
produce motion of the piston.

Exhaust valve (Steam Engine), a valve that lets exhaust
steam escape out of a cylinder.


Ex*haust", n. (Steam Engine)
1. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work
there.

2. The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe
provided for the purpose.

Synonyms: beat, consume, deplete, eat, eat up, evacuate, exhaust fumes, exhaust system, fumes, play out, run down, run through, sap, tire, tucker, tucker out, use up, wash up, wipe out

See Also: automobile engine, burn, burn off, burn up, consume, deplete, drain, drop, eat, eat up, empty, exhaust, exhaust, exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe, exhaust valve, expend, fag, fag out, fatigue, frazzle, gas, indulge, jade, luxuriate, muffler, outwear, play, play out, run down, run out, run through, sap, silencer, spend, system, tailpipe, tire, tire, tire out, use up, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary, wipe out

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