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    What is meaning of wear out

    I want to know the meaning of wear out, and also the meaning of exhausted. what is the difference between wearing out and exhausted.

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    Re: What is meaning of wear out

    They have much the same meaning, though 'wear out' can also mean to use something until it no longer works properly- if you wear shoes until they get holes in them, you wear them out.

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    Re: What is meaning of wear out

    There's also another meaning of "exhaust" that has nothing to do with wearing out: it means to use up completely:
    "There was nothing else to do. They had exhausted all the other possibilities."

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