2 system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged [syn: exhaust system]
1 wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" [syn: wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out]
2 use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week" [syn: consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, run through, wipe out]
3 deplete; "exhaust one's savings"; "We quickly played out our strength" [syn: run down, play out, sap, tire]
4 use up the whole supply of; "We have exhausted the food supplies"
5 create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.) [syn: evacuate]
- Rhymes: -ɔːst
- 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.
- To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
- 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.
- To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
- 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.
to empty by drawing or letting out the contents
- Czech: vyčerpat
- System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
- The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
- The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
- An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.
- Dutch: uitlaatpijp (1), uitlaat (1,2,3)
- Finnish: pakokaasu (2,3), pakoputki (4)
- German: Auspuff (1,4)
- Greek: εξάτμιση (1,4)
- Spanish: tubo de escape (1)
Exhaust may refer to:
- Proof by exhaustion, proof by examining all individual cases
- Exhaustion by compact sets, in analysis, a sequence of compact sets that converges on a given set
- Collectively exhaustive, in probability and set theory, a collection of sets whose union equals the complete space
- Method of exhaustion, in geometry, finding the area of a shape by approximating it with polygons
In engines and technology:
- Exhaust gas, a gas which occurs as a result of combustion of fuel
- Exhaust system, a mechanism for venting exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine
- Exhaust velocity, a measure of engine efficiency
- Exhaust brake, a method of slowing diesel engines
- Exhaust manifold, a structure collecting an engine's exhaust outlets
Exhaust may also refer to:
- Exhaustive ballot, a multi-round voting system
- Exhaust date, the projected date that a telecommunications area code will have assigned all of its numbers
- Exhaust (band) is a clarinet, drum, and tape trio in Montreal, Canada
- In the description of any formally defined set, the rules by which every arbitrary object may be defined as included in some subset n (and excluded from every other n-1 wholly independent subsets), with no objects remaining, are referred to as being exhaustive.
exhaust in French: Échappement
exhaust in Ido: Eskapo
exhaust in Dutch: Echappement
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