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Burnt out/ Burn out

DEFINITION

Completely depleted from an activity or job. Also may refer to someone who’s brain is lessened by heavy use of alcohol or drugs. (Compare to Air-head.)

“When I asked him why he left his job after ten years, he said it was due to burn-out and he needed to rest.”

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