Up too late studying? Want nothing more than to get a little bit of sleep? Sounds like you're exhausted — all of your energy has been used up. Exhausted is spent, drained, and depleted.

Though you might associate the word exhausted with people, it's a word that can be used to talk about anything that's depleted. You might want to continue traveling around Europe, but if your funds are exhausted, it's time to go home. If you're trying to get in touch with the airline so you can make a reservation for your homeward-bound trip, your patience may become exhausted after being placed on hold for hours.

Definitions of exhausted
  1. adjective
    depleted of energy, force, or strength
    “the exhausted food sources”
    exhausted oil wells”
    synonyms: spent
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    not used up completely
    left, left over, leftover, odd, remaining, unexpended
    not used up
    not consumed
    unexpended, unspent
    (of financial resources) not spent
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  2. adjective
    drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    “the day's shopping left her exhausted
    synonyms: dog-tired, fagged, fatigued, played out, spent, washed-out, worn out, worn-out
    depleted of strength or energy
  3. adjective
    drained physically
    “the day's events left her completely exhausted--her strength drained”
    emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
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