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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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Ministerial colleagues confirm this is true, sometimes exhaustingly so.
27 legislative elections, the political climate for Argentines continues to be exhaustingly tense, with an opposition that has the backing of all the powers that be.
Exhaustingly, oppressively, at times thrillingly desolate, while there were occasions the Russian text was somewhat indistinct, the meaning was always clear - as was Petrenko's precision of direction, while the Phil's pared down percussion and handful of cellists in particular shone.
It's racing immortality in the flesh, the excitement is exhaustingly real.
The last mile of the six-mile course at Penn State went up an exhaustingly long, gradual, oak-lined hill where you'd crunch the acorns underfoot, and then the course dropped briefly through a grove of red pines until it turned right and finished with about a 150-yard flat.
While the themes addressed may be exhaustingly ambitious, the results are aesthetically pleasing.
Hypervigilance sounds innocuous, but it is in fact exhaustingly distressing, a conditioned response to life-threatening situations.
6 LAURA OWENS, "PAVEMENT KARAOKE" (SADIE COLES, LONDON) Exploding grids, liquid pinks, icky-sticky impastos in crude-oil black, and a dash of lava rock on top: In these exhaustingly inventive abstract variations, push/pull has come to shove
The nocturnal primates could be heard running back and forth on the thatch above my head at night but getting them into a filmable situation was exhaustingly difficult.
Dressed in a loose full-body red sack with numerous stuffed blue gloves attached, and his face painted blue, he dances continuously and in an exhaustingly frenetic manner, often moving around the audience.
First, he places Manning's attempt to explain himself against the explicatory efforts of an exhaustingly banal news media.
I mean "overwriter" in the best possible sense: The National Magazine Award-winning critic's style is compulsively, exhaustingly inventive, loaded with Homeric epithets, ellipses, polymathic allusions, improbable similes, imagery so idiosyncratic you may wonder who--other than author--understands what it means, and a habit of pastiche that leads to what may be a newly invented form: prose doggerel.