Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having been put to use and therefore unavailable for use.
  • adjective Depleted of energy, force, or strength; exhausted.
  • adjective Depleted or nearly depleted of fissionable material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Nearly or quite exhausted or worn out; having lost force or vitality; inefficient; impotent: generally in a comparative sense.
  • Exhausted by spending or spawning; of fish, having spawned.

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

  • adjective Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes.
  • adjective a ball shot from a firearm, which reaches an object without having sufficient force to penetrate it.

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

  • adjective Consumed, used up, exhausted, depleted.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of spend.

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

  • adjective depleted of energy, force, or strength
  • adjective drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted

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Examples

  • The Differential Calculus is begun and the remainder of the term spent on exercises in differentiation of functions.

    The University of Virginia Record

  • The Differential Calculus is begun and the remainder of the term spent on exercises in differentiation of functions.

    University of Virginia Record

  • I guess a quarter of the time of the term spent campaigning is better than half.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • : I guess a quarter of the time of the term spent campaigning is better than half.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • I guess a quarter of the time of the term spent campaigning is better than half.

    The Volokh Conspiracy

  • Joseph Jackson didn't read the contract he signed for the boys; he thought he was committing them for one year but in effect Motown locked them in for five; their royalty rate amounted to roughly a dime per album -- say $100,000 for a million records sold -- minus whatever the label spent on the band, for recording and just about anything else.

    Chicago Reader

  • : I guess a quarter of the time of the term spent campaigning is better than half.

    The Volokh Conspiracy

  • Fearless album, and last week the title spent its 26th week at #1 on

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  • Jay Hammond, who in the last two years of his term spent six weeks a year at his remote Lake Clark homestead, according to his former chief of staff, Jerry Reinwand.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • If any of the time that this title spent in production limbo was spent on improving its dub, it doesn't show.

    Anime News Network

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