exhaustion

noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, pure, sheer, total, utter
extreme
emotional, mental, nervous, physical
heat
VERB + EXHAUSTION
suffer from

She was taken to the hospital suffering from exhaustion.

feel

Never had she felt such utter exhaustion.

be close to, be near to, near

He was hollow-eyed and seemed very close to exhaustion.

The rowers were nearing exhaustion.

be overcome by, be overcome with, collapse from, collapse with, drop from (esp. AmE)

Two of the horses collapsed with exhaustion.

drive sb to, lead to

Don't work too hard and drive yourself to exhaustion.

be dead from, be dead with
die from, die of
PREPOSITION
in exhaustion

He fell silent, with his head bowed in exhaustion.

with exhaustion

She was faint with exhaustion.

PHRASES
at the point of exhaustion, to the point of exhaustion

driven to the point of complete exhaustion

a state of exhaustion
a wave of exhaustion

Suddenly a wave of exhaustion hit him.

on the brink of exhaustion, to the brink of exhaustion

They have been pushed to the brink of exhaustion.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • exhaustion — [ ɛgzostjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1740; bas lat. exhaustio, de exhaurire « épuiser » 1 ♦ Log. Méthode d analyse qui consiste à épuiser toutes les hypothèses possibles dans une question. 2 ♦ (1858) Vx Action d épuiser (un fluide). Pompe d exhaustion. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exhaustion — ex·haus·tion n: the act or process of exhausting even after the exhaustion of direct appellate review W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel; specif: exhaustion of remedies Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Exhaustion — Ex*haus tion, n. [Cf. F. exhaustion.] 1. The act of draining out or draining off; the act of emptying completely of the contents. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being exhausted or emptied; the state of being deprived of strength or spirits. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exhaustion — steht für: Exhaustionsmethode, eine Verfahren in der Informatik, Kryptologie und Spieltheorie, siehe Brute Force Methode Exhaustionsmethode, ein antikes Verfahren zur Berechnung von Flächen Siehe auch: Erschöpfung, engl. exhaustion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Exhaustĭon — (lat.), Erschöpfung, Ermüdung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • exhaustion — fatigue, 1640s, noun of action from EXHAUST (Cf. exhaust) in sense of drawing off of strength …   Etymology dictionary

  • exhaustion — [n] tiredness burnout*, collapse, consumption, debilitation, debility, enervation, expenditure, fatigue, feebleness, lassitude, prostration, weariness; concepts 410,720 Ant. energy, liveliness, readiness, vigor …   New thesaurus

  • exhaustion — ► NOUN ▪ the action of exhausting or the state of being exhausted …   English terms dictionary

  • exhaustion — [eg zôs′chən, igzôs′chən] n. [LL exhaustio] 1. the act of exhausting 2. the state of being exhausted; esp., a) great fatigue or weariness b) the condition of being used up; complete consumption …   English World dictionary

  • exhaustion — ex|haus|tion [ıgˈzo:stʃən US ˈzo:s ] n [U] 1.) extreme tiredness with exhaustion ▪ He collapsed with exhaustion. ▪ Sheer exhaustion forced him to give up. ▪ Many runners were suffering from heat exhaustion (=when you become tired and ill because… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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