Meaning of “exhausted” in the English Dictionary

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"exhausted" in British English

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uk /ɪɡˈzɔː.stɪd/ us /ɪɡˈzɑː.stɪd/

B1 extremely tired:

Exhausted, they fell asleep.
By the time they reached the summit they were exhausted.

More examples

  • I must get some sleep - I'm exhausted.
  • I'm exhausted after lugging these suitcases all the way across London.
  • The children ran round and round the playground until they were exhausted.
  • He was driving through the night and he arrived in an exhausted state.
  • Many of the runners collapsed, exhausted, as they crossed the finishing line.

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