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exhaust

(Deplete), verb absumere, conficere, consume completely, consumere, debilitate, deflate, deprive of strength, devitalize, dissipate, drain, draw, draw out, empty, enervate, enfeeble, expend, fatigue, overtire, reach the end of, run through, sap, spend, strain, tax, tire, use, use up, waste, weaken, wear out, weary
Associated concepts: exhaust all available assets

exhaust

(Try all possibilities), verb carry to compleeion, complete, exhaurire, finish, follow through, litigate completely, treat thoroughly, use up available remedies
Associated concepts: exhaustion of administrative remedies, exhaustion of remedies, exhaustion of state remedies
See also: complete, conclude, consume, debilitate, deplete, disable, dissipate, emit, expend, outlet, outpour, overdraw, spend
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No one now needed to "feel" him; no one mistook his front for his back; all his movements were readily ascertained by his neighbours without the slightest strain on their powers of calculation; no one jostled him, or failed to make way for him; his voice was saved the labour of that exhausting utterance by which we colourless Squares and Pentagons are often forced to proclaim our individuality when we move amid a crowd of ignorant Isosceles.
I have already said that my storms of emotion have a trick of exhausting themselves.
He fancied that every wave behind him was a pursuing boat, and he redoubled his exertions, increasing rapidly his distance from the chateau, but exhausting his strength.
The rapid currents of the rivers which run into the Pacific render the ascent of them very exhausting to the salmon.
And this blessed gift of venerating love has been given to too many humble craftsmen since the world began for us to feel any surprise that it should have existed in the soul of a Methodist carpenter half a century ago, while there was yet a lingering after-glow from the time when Wesley and his fellow-labourer fed on the hips and haws of the Cornwall hedges, after exhausting limbs and lungs in carrying a divine message to the poor.
It is of no use your offering me the draught of bitterness, or threatening me with death by thirst: I have the anticipation of sweetness on my palate; the hope of freshness on my lips; I can reject the unsavoury, and endure the exhausting.
Her search was fruitless; and, after exhausting not only herself, but her conjectures, in efforts to discover or imagine his situation, she ventured to trust her voice in that solitary place.