burnout

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burn·out / ˈbərnˌout/ • n. 1. the reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing through use or combustion.2. physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress: high levels of professionalism that may result in burnout. ∎  inf. a dropout or drug abuser, esp. a teenage one.3. failure of an electrical device or component through overheating: an antistall mechanism prevents motor burnout.

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