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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having a debilitating effect;
- Example: "an exhausting job in the hot sun"
[syn: draining, exhausting]

2. producing exhaustion;
- Example: "an exhausting march"
- Example: "the visit was especially wearing"
[syn: exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five. --Motley. [1913 Webster] 4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject. [1913 Webster] 5. (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. [1913 Webster] Exhausted receiver. (Physics) See under Receiver. Syn: To spend; consume; tire out; weary. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exhausting \Ex*haust"ing\, a. Producing exhaustion; as, exhausting labors. -- Ex*haust"ing, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exhausting adj 1: having a debilitating effect; "an exhausting job in the hot sun" [syn: draining, exhausting] 2: producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing" [syn: exhausting, tiring, wearing, wearying]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "exhausting": arduous, burdensome, crippling, debilitating, devitalizing, difficult, draining, enervating, enfeebling, fatiguesome, fatiguing, grinding, grueling, hard, harsh, heavy, killing, laborious, onerous, oppressive, overburdensome, punishing, sapping, straining, strenuous, stressful, tiresome, tiring, toilsome, trying, tyrannous, weakening, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, weighty