exhaustion exhaustion  /ɪɡ ˈzɔs tʃən/


  1. (n) extreme fatigue
  2. (n) serious weakening and loss of energy
  3. (n) the act of exhausting something entirely



  1. Never mind what you've been told about relaxing, taking deep breaths and staying calm through the SAT, a little mental exhaustion might actually help your score.
  2. Mild cases of heat exhaustion--a serious but not necessarily life-threatening condition--should respond rather quickly to a few simple measures.
  3. Some experts say medical residents are tasked to the point of exhaustion, putting patient safety at risk.


  1. Harleysville resident wins grand prize on TNT's '72 Hours'

    Despite their exhaustion and near dehydration, Eric Martin’s team was the first to reach the shining silver briefcase containing the $100,000 prize on June 13’s episode of TNT’s new competition series “72 Hours.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Souderton Independent

  2. Doctor provides sun safety tips

    Taking a proactive stance toward sun exposure can reduce the chances of running into heat exhaustion or other hot-weather issues this summer, according to Dr. Thomas Bowden.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Daily News

  3. NBA Finals, Spurs vs. Heat: Lasting impressions from a wild Game 6

    You could see the exhaustion, the disappointment, the chagrined acknowledgement of what had just been lost in the face of Manu Ginobili after the Miami Heat's incredible 103-100 victory in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. There are times when the pressures that come with being a modern athlete just seem too cruel, and this particular post-game press conference was one of them. Ginobili, for all ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "His condition is not good. He has some bruises and frostbite and exhaustion," Akram said.
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Mohammad Akram Source: Discovery Channel

  2. "I collapsed from exhaustion, from the heat, from hard work, from antibiotics I am taking for a knee operation," Berlusconi said before he was driven to Milan from the estate.
    on Nov 26, 2006 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I've never been a part of a deal other than the NCAA tournament where you had to expend so much energy physically and emotionally," Gillispie said. "We try to teach our guys to play to exhaustion and I think that's a real quality that hardly...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Billy Gillispie Source: Forbes

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