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burn out

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Noun Phrase, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

burn outv. i. 
  •  To burn till the fuel is exhausted; as, when the candle burned out the room was totally dark; the firefighters couldn't control the oil tank fire and had to let it burn out by itself.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To stop functioning due to failure of some component caused by the heat of the electrical current used in its operation; -- of electrical devices.  [PJC]
  •  To become apathetic or depressed, and cease to function effectively, due to the fatigue and frustration of prolonged stress and overwork; -- of people; as, the stress in the bond market is so great that many traders burn out after only ten years on the job.  [PJC]

THESAURUS

burn out

beat, blow, break down, collapse, crack up, debilitate, die, die away, die out, do in, do up, droop, drop, enervate, exhaust, fag, fag out, faint, fatigue, fizzle, fizzle out, flag, flame out, frazzle, gasp, get tired, give out, go out, grow weary, harass, jade, knock out, knock up, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire, overweary, pant, peter out, play out, poop, poop out, prostrate, puff, puff and blow, run down, run out, sink, succumb, tire, tire out, tire to death, tucker, use up, weaken, wear, wear down, wear on, wear out, weary, wheeze, wilt, wind

ROGET THESAURUS

burn out

Cessation

VB cease, discontinue, desist, stay, halt, break off, leave off, hold, stop, pull up, stop short, stick, hang fire, halt, pause, rest, burn out, blow out, melt down, have done with, give over, surcease, shut up shop, give up, hold one's hand, stay one's hand, rest on one's oars repose on one's laurels, come to a stand, come to a standstill, come to a deadlock, come to a full stop, arrive, go out, die away, wear away, wear off, pass away, be at an end, disintegrate, self-destruct, intromit, interrupt, suspend, interpel, intermit, remit, put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to, derail, turn off, switch off, power down, deactivate, disconnect, bring to a stand, bring to a standstill, stop, cut short, arrest, stem the tide, stem the torrent, pull the check-string, pull the plug on, Int, hold!, stop!, enough!, avast!, have done!, a truce to!, soft!, leave off!, tenez!.

Insulation

VB go out, die out, burn out, fizzle, extinguish, damp, slack, quench, smother, put out, stamp out, douse, snuff, snuff out, blow out, fireproof, flameproof.


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