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Exert vs. Exhaust

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  • Exert (verb)

    To put in vigorous action.

    "I exerted myself in today's training."

  • Exert (verb)

    To make use of, to apply, especially of something non-material.

    "He considered exerting his influence on John to gain an advantage for himself."

  • Exhaust (verb)

    To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely

    "The water was exhausted out of the well."

    "Moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation."

  • Exhaust (verb)

    To empty by drawing or letting out the contents

    "to exhaust a well"

    "to exhaust a treasury"

  • Exhaust (verb)

    To drain; to use up or expend wholly, or until the supply comes to an end

    "My grandfather seemingly never exhausts his supply of bad jokes."

    "to exhaust one's resources"

    "You're exhausting my patience."

    "I exhausted my strength walking up the hill."

  • Exhaust (verb)

    to tire out; to wear out; to cause to be without any energy

    "The marathon exhausted me."

  • Exhaust (verb)

    To bring out or develop completely

  • Exhaust (verb)

    to discuss thoroughly or completely

    "That subject has already been fully exhausted."

  • Exhaust (verb)

    To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives

    "to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether"

  • Exhaust (noun)

    A system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged; see also exhaust system.

  • Exhaust (noun)

    The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.

  • Exhaust (noun)

    The dirty air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.

  • Exhaust (noun)

    An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.

  • Exhaust (noun)

    exhaust gas.

  • Exhaust (adjective)

    Exhausted; used up.

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  • Exert

    To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.

  • Exert

    To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice.

  • Exert

    To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.

  • Exhaust

    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.

  • Exhaust

    To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.

  • Exhaust

    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.

  • Exhaust

    To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.

  • Exhaust

    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.

  • Exhaust (adjective)

    Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.

  • Exhaust (adjective)

    Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.

  • Exhaust (noun)

    The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.

  • Exhaust (noun)

    The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Exert (verb)

    put to use;

    "exert one's power or influence"

  • Exert (verb)

    of power or authority

  • Exert (verb)

    make a great effort at a mental or physical task;

    "exert oneself"

  • Exhaust (noun)

    gases ejected from an engine as waste products

  • Exhaust (noun)

    system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged

  • Exhaust (verb)

    wear out completely;

    "This kind of work exhausts me"

    "I'm beat"

    "He was all washed up after the exam"

  • Exhaust (verb)

    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"

  • Exhaust (verb)

    deplete;

    "exhaust one's savings"

    "We quickly played out our strength"

  • Exhaust (verb)

    use up the whole supply of;

    "We have exhausted the food supplies"

  • Exhaust (verb)

    create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel, etc.)

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