from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to exhaust, enfeeble, or drain the strength: as, exhausting labor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Producing exhaustion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Very tiring.
  • verb Present participle of exhaust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a debilitating effect
  • adjective producing exhaustion


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  • JM knows that installing mufflers must be exhausting work.

    July 4, 2011

  • My adjectival use: 'It is an exhausting job.'

    August 22, 2011