1 : completely or almost completely depleted of resources or contents … crops are grown in the resulting field for a year or a few years until the soil is exhausted, and then the field is abandoned …— Jared Diamond. 2 : depleted of energy : extremely tired I mean I was just exhausted, totally exhausted.
What is the pronunciation of the word exhausted?
Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘exhausted‘: Break ‘exhausted‘ down into sounds: [IG] + [ZAWST] + [ID] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘exhausted‘ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen.
How do the British say tired?
Knackered = adjective; tired, “I’m really knackered and need a kip (nap).” This word once meant “tired after relationship,” but it’s evolved into just plain tired. If you say you’re tired, you might be sleepy. If you’re exhausted, you might be drained. Knackered gets the point across, you need a sit down.
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