Meaning of “exhaustion” in the English Dictionary

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"exhaustion" in British English

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exhaustionnoun [ U ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɔːs.tʃən/ us /ɪɡˈzɑː.tʃən/

B2 the state of being extremely tired:

She felt ill with/from exhaustion.

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  • As they approached the end of the marathon, the runners looked near exhaustion.
  • Recovering from the utter exhaustion of such a long and difficult labour might take the mother several days.
  • She was taken into hospital suffering from exhaustion brought on by stress.
  • Ill with exhaustion, the expedition team had no strength left to make themselves a shelter.
  • The poor overworked horse collapsed from exhaustion and had to be put down.

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

"exhaustion" in American English

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exhaustionnoun [ U ]

us /ɪɡˈzɔs·tʃən/

the state of being extremely tired:

Murayama was sidelined shortly after his arrival by what aides said was exhaustion.

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