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Pronunciation: eks-aw'chun


  1. Extreme fatigue; inability to respond to stimuli.
  2. Removal of contents; using up of a supply of anything.
  3. Extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or other solvent.

[L. ex-haurio, pp. -haustus, to draw out, empty]

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