Meaning of “burnout” in the English Dictionary


"burnout" in American English

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burnoutnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbɜrnˌɑʊt/

the state of having no energy or enthusiasm because of working too hard, or someone who shows the effects of this state:

[ U ] We have found there is much more burnout and sickness among those who don't get help.
[ C ] The drummer walked in looking like a rock and roll burnout.

(Definition of “burnout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"burnout" in Business English

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burnoutnoun [ U ]

UK also burn-out uk /ˈbɜːnaʊt/ us

HR extreme tiredness or a feeling of not being able to work any more, caused by working too hard:

Long and unpredictable work hours have led to burnout and frustration.

(Definition of “burnout” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)