/ig zaws"cheuhn/, n.
1. the act or process of exhausting.
2. the state of being exhausted.
3. extreme weakness or fatigue.
4. the total consumption of something: the exhaustion of your vacation benefits for the year.
[1640-50; < NL exhaustion- (s. of exhaustio). See EXHAUST, -ION]
Syn. 3. weariness, lassitude.

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