exhaust vt: to use up or consume entirely: as
a : to try all of (available remedies) [the applicant has ed the remedies available in the court of the State "U.S. Code "]
b : to bring (a claim) through all available prior levels of review [each of his claims would now be ed "W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.