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Definition of the noun exhaust

What does exhaust mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: exhausts

  1. gases ejected from an engine as waste products
  2. system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of exhaust: exhaust system
    • more generic word: system = instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • part of: automobile engine = the engine that propels an automobile
    • parts:
      • exhaust manifold = a manifold that receives exhaust gases from the cylinders and conducts them to the exhaust pipe
      • exhaust pipe = a pipe through which burned gases travel from the exhaust manifold to the muffler
      • exhaust valve = a valve through which burned gases from a cylinder escape into the exhaust manifold
      • silencer / muffler = a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise
      • tailpipe = a pipe carrying fumes from the muffler to the rear of a car

Alternative definition of the noun exhaust


  1. System consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
  2. The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
  3. The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
  4. An exhaust pipe, especially on a motor vehicle.
  5. Short for exhaust gas or used steam released from a steam engine

Definition of the verb exhaust

What does exhaust mean as a doing word?

Exhaust is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: exhausted | exhausting | exhausts

  1. wear out completely
  2. use up (resources or materials)
  3. deplete
  4. use up the whole supply of
    • example: We have exhausted the food supplies
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: empty = make void or empty of contents
  5. eliminate (a substance)

Alternative definition of the verb exhaust


  1. To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
  2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
  3. To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.
  4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
  5. [chemistry] To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.


Exhaust is a trio from Montreal featuring bass, drums, tape and bass clarinet, that started in the mid-90s. The members are Aidan Girt, Gordon Krieger and Mike Zabitsky. Their first release was the limited release cassette 230596. Their debut LP was one of the first releases on the then-fledgling Constellation Records label. A second album, Enregistreur, was released in 2002. A third album Grenadilla Splinters was released December 2011.


  1. "Exhaust": Exhaust is an album by Montreal based band Exhaust. It was released in 1998 on Constellation Records.
  2. "Exhaust" is a musical album of Science of Sleep.
    • released on
  3. "Exhaust" is a musical album of Pti.
    • released in (12 years ago)


"Exhaust" is a video game.

  • genres: Platform game, Racing video game
  • released on (6 years ago)


Exhaust is a record label.

Phrases with Exhaust

  1. exhaust fan
  2. exhaust hood
  3. exhaust pipe
  4. exhaust fumes
  5. exhaust valve
  6. exhaust system
  7. exhaust manifold
  8. Exhaust Purifier

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Exhaust

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Google previewIssues in Global Environment: Pollution and Waste Management: 2011 Edition (2012)

Paulo, Brazil, “Diesel exhaust is the major source of ultrafine particles released during traffic-related pollution. Subjects with chronic respiratory diseases are at greater risk for exacerbations during exposure to air pollution.” “This study ...

Google previewDecisionmaker's guide to wood fuel for small industrial energy users (1980)

by Michael P. Levi, Michael J. O'Grady, Solar Energy Research Institute, North Carolina State University. Extension Wood Products Section

This section will deal with steam systems, in which steam turbines provide electrical or mechanical power, and the turbine exhaust is a source of low- pressure steam for process heat. This arrangement is referred to as a topping cycle.

Google previewLatest Findings on National Air Quality (2008)

2001 Status and Trends by Barry Leonard

However, exposure to diesel exhaust is widespread and EPA has concluded that diesel exhaust is a likely human carcinogen and ranks with the other substances that the national- scale assessment suggests pose the greatest relative risk.

Google previewDodging the Toxic Bullet (2010)

How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards by David R. Boyd

Vehicle exhaust is a nasty stew of toxic substances, including sulfur dioxide, ...

Google previewMineral Processing and the Environment (2013)

by G.P. Gallios, Kostas A. Matis

The windbox exhaust is the primary source of particulate emissions, mainly iron oxides, sulphur oxides, carbonaceous compounds, aliphatic hydrocarbons and chlorides. At the discharge end, emissions are mainly iron and calcium oxides.

Google previewCancer Risk Assessment (1990)

A Quantitative Approach by Samuel C. Morris

suggests motor vehicle exhaust is an important factor, pointing out that the number of motor vehicles per square mile tends to level off in ...

Google previewa dictionary of automobile terms (1913)

by albert l. clough

motor is circulated, with the object of rapidly contracting the heated gases and producing a" more quiet exhaust. Exhaust Manifold Clamp — A clamp which fastens the exhaust manifold to the cylinders of a gas motor and secures a tight joint ...

Google previewAutomobile Dictionary (2010)

by Albert Clough

motor is circulated, with the object of rapidly contracting the heated gases and producing a more quiet exhaust. Exhaust Manifold Clamp — A clamp □which fastens the exhaust manifold to the cylinders of a gas motor and secures a tight joint ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1993)

Volume 43 - Process Control: Feedback Simulation to Process Optimization by John J. McKetta Jr

To exhaust —*~ system '-6-in. slot Fig. 3 -Kettle Material to transfer point Fig. 2 ///// ///// ///// FIGS. 1-3 Exhaust air systems for these problems are representative of much process equipment. Typical Plant Problems Example 1 . An enclosed hood ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

AFTERMARKET exhaust manifold system as traditionally applied to high- performance inline six-cylinder engines. While a conventional inline six-cylinder's manifold funnels exhaust from all cylinders into a single exhaust pipe, a SPLIT ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2015)

by Graham A. Colditz

The reason diesel exhaust is thought to be a carcinogen is that it is made from many components that are proven carcinogens. These components, combined together, may result in an increased negative health effect or synergistic effect.

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Transportation - Transportation (2009)

by Ariane Archambault

four-stroke-cycle engine Combustion engine whose cycle (intake, compression, combustion, exhaust) requires two up-and-down movements of the piston. intake valve Part that opens to let the air/fuel mixture into the cylinder. connecting rod ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013)

by Anthony G. Atkins, Tony Atkins, Marcel Escudier

exhaust cone In a turbojet engine, a fixed axisymmetric engine component, of conical, domed, or ogival longitudinal cross section, installed at the turbine exit within the exhaustduct ...

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Quotes about Exhaust

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. (Randolph Bourne)
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Scrabble value of E1X8H4A1U1S1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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