exhaustionnoun [U]uk /ɪɡˈzɔːs.tʃən/ us /-ˈzɑː-/
- 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.