Crossword clues for exhaust
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Exhaust \Ex*haust"\, n. (Steam Engine)
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.
Exhaust \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.]
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.
To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
(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.
Exhaust \Ex*haust"\, a. [L. exhaustus, p. p.]
Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
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.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1530s, "to draw off or out, to use up completely," from Latin exhaustus, past participle of exhaurire "draw off, take away, use up, empty," from ex- "off" (see ex-) + haurire "to draw up" (as water), from PIE *aus- (3) "to draw water." Meaning "make weak or helpless, as by fatigue" is from 1630s. Related: Exhausted; exhausting.
"waste gas," 1848, originally from steam engines, from exhaust (v.). In reference to internal combustion engines by 1896. Exhaust pipe is from 1889.
(context obsolete English) Exhausted; used up. n. 1 A system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system. 2 The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there. 3 The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose. v
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. 4 To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject. 5 (context chemistry English) 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.
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]
use up the whole supply of; "We have exhausted the food supplies"
create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.) [syn: evacuate]
Exhaust or exhaustion may refer to:
Exhaust is a trio from Montreal featuring bass, drums, tape and bass clarinet, that started in the mid-1990s. The members are Aidan Girt (drums), Gordon Krieger (bass/ bass clarinet) and Mike Zabitsky (tape loops). Their first release was the limited release cassette 230596. Their debut LP (later reissued on CD) was one of the first releases on the then-fledgling Constellation Records label. A second album, Enregistreur, was released in 2002. A third album Grenadilla Splinters was released December 2011.
Exhaust is an album by Montreal based band Exhaust. It was released in 1998 on Constellation Records.
Usage examples of "exhaust".
The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.
She might have struck her skin alight, her favorite trick spell, but she was too addled and exhausted.
The second hit the fuselage aft of the jet exhaust, cutting the aircraft in half.
Too exhausted and miserable to attempt idle conversation, Alec pressed into his corner without reply.
Chinese and Tibet and the mountain, finally dropping into an exhausted silence as alpenglow lit Everest orange.
He sniffed the air, the scent a mixture of diesel oil and diesel exhaust from the emergency generator, ozone from the electrical equipment, cooking oil, lubricating oils, and amines from the atmospheric control equipment.
Some kind of dire temperature inversion had clamped itself down over the city like a bell jar, trapping and concentrating the cocktail of dust, automobile exhaust, coal smoke, woodsmoke, manure smoke, and the ammoniated gasses that rose up from the stewn excreta of millions of people and animals.
When she had exhausted her amorous fury she threw herself into a bath, then came back, drank a bottle of Malmsey Madeira, and finally made her brutal lover drink till he fell on to the floor.
Perhaps the imagination of this earlier Ancred was exhausted by the begetting of his monster, for he was content to leave, almost unmolested, the terraced gardens and well-planted spinneys that had been laid out in the tradition of John Evelyn.
While Angekok had often slept, exhausted from his satanic ecstasies, I had explored this cavern and now it was my fervent hope that an underground stream might bear me from this fate.
Its waste is a wanton expenditure, which robs the blood of its richness and exhausts the body of its animating powers.
They show that sin and woe are not arbitrarily bounded by the limits of time and sense in the grave, and that nothing can ever exhaust or destroy the satisfaction of true life, faith in the love of God: it abides, blessed and eternal, in the uninterrupted blessedness and eternity of its Object.
A cheaper method, that of cramming victims into trucks and killing them with engine exhaust, was judged unsatisfactory because not enough victims could be asphyxiated at one time.
Marcus could see Azar was exhausted, for as she gathered the clothes, her limp was more pronounced.
For Bazil it was an exhausting ordeal, and his energy reserves were already low.