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 for Exhausted receiver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receiver \Re*ceiv"er\ (r[-e]*s[=e]v"[~e]r), n. [Cf. F.
     receveur.]
     1. One who takes or receives in any manner.
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     2. (Law) A person appointed, ordinarily by a court, to
        receive, and hold in trust, money or other property which
        is the subject of litigation, pending the suit; a person
        appointed to take charge of the estate and effects of a
        corporation, and to do other acts necessary to winding up
        its affairs, in certain cases. --Bouvier.
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     3. One who takes or buys stolen goods from a thief, knowing
        them to be stolen. --Blackstone.
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     4. (Chem.)
        (a) A vessel connected with an alembic, a retort, or the
            like, for receiving and condensing the product of
            distillation.
        (b) A vessel for receiving and containing gases.
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     5. (Pneumatics) The glass vessel in which the vacuum is
        produced, and the objects of experiment are put, in
        experiments with an air pump. Cf. Bell jar, and see
        Illust. of Air pump.
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     6. (Steam Engine)
        (a) A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the
            high-pressure cylinder before it enters the
            low-pressure cylinder, in a compound engine.
        (b) A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant
            boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
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     7. That portion of a telephonic apparatus, or similar system,
        at which the message is received and made audible; --
        opposed to transmitter.
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     8. (Firearms) In portable breech-loading firearms, the steel
        frame screwed to the breech end of the barrel, which
        receives the bolt or block, gives means of securing for
        firing, facilitates loading, and holds the ejector,
        cut-off, etc.
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     Exhausted receiver (Physics), a receiver, as that used with
        the air pump, from which the air has been withdrawn; a
        vessel the interior of which is a more or less complete
        vacuum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exhaust \Ex*haust"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exhausted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Exhausting.] [L. exhaustus, p. p. of exhaurire; ex
     out + haurire, haustum, to draw, esp. water; perhaps akin to
     Icel. asua to sprinkle, pump.]
     1. To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to
        exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is
        exhausted by evaporation.
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     2. To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to
        exhaust a well, or a treasury.
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     3. To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till
        the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength;
        to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to
        exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.
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              A decrepit, exhausted old man at fifty-five.
                                                    --Motley.
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     4. To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly;
        as, to exhaust a subject.
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     5. (Chem.) To subject to the action of various solvents in
        order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as,
        to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and
        ether.
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     Exhausted receiver. (Physics) See under Receiver.
  
     Syn: To spend; consume; tire out; weary.
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