Pronunciation: (bûrnd'out'), [key]
1. consumed; rendered unserviceable or ineffectual by maximum use: a burned-out tube.
2. exhausted or made listless through overwork, stress, or intemperance.
3. deprived of one's regular place to live, work, etc., by a destructive fire. Also,burnt-out.
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