Meaning of “burnt out” in the English Dictionary

"burnt out" in British English

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burnt outadjective

uk /ˌbɜːnt ˈaʊt/ us /ˌbɝːnt ˈaʊt/ mainly UK US usually burned out

burnt out adjective (FIRE)

A building or vehicle that is burnt out has been badly damaged by fire:

After the fire the factory was completely burnt out.
[ before noun ] a burnt-out house

burnt out adjective (TIRED)

ill or very tired from working too hard

(Definition of “burnt out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)