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 you are too hot) .
nervous exhaustion
(=when you become ill because you have been working too hard or have been very worried)
2.) when all of something has been used
exhaustion of
the exhaustion of oil supplies

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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

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