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exhaustion

noun [U] uk   /ɪɡˈzɔːs.tʃən/ us    /-ˈzɑː-/
B2 the state of being extremely tired: She felt ill with/from exhaustion.
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in Korean 기진맥진함…
in Arabic إنْهاك…
in Portuguese exaustão, esgotamento…
in Catalan esgotament…
in Japanese 疲労困ぱい…
in Italian esaurimento, sfinimento…
in Chinese (Traditional) 筋疲力竭, 疲憊不堪…
in Russian сильная усталость…
in Turkish bitkinlik, yorgunluk, tükenmişlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精疲力竭, 疲惫不堪…
in Polish wyczerpanie, przemęczenie…
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