Definition of Fatigue in English :

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Fatigue meaning in English

Meaning of Fatigue in English

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see synonyms of fatigue


1. fatigue, tiredness, weariness

temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

Example Sentences:
'he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue'
'growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills'
'weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep'

2. fatigue

used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

Example Sentences:
'metal fatigue'

3. fatigue

(always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something

Example Sentences:
'he was suffering from museum fatigue'
'after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue'
'the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue'
'political fatigue'

4. fatigue, fatigue duty

labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)

Example Sentences:
'the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson'
'they were assigned to kitchen fatigues'


5. fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

Example Sentences:
'I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food'

6. fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Example Sentences:
'We wore ourselves out on this hike'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fatigue
physical or mental exhaustion due to exertion
a tiring activity or effort
3. physiology
the temporary inability of an organ or part to respond to a stimulus because of overactivity
the progressive cracking of a material subjected to alternating stresses, esp vibrations
the temporary inability to respond to a situation or perform a function, because of overexposure or overactivity
compassion fatigue
any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
(as modifier)
fatigue duties
7. (plural)
special clothing worn by military personnel to carry out such duties
verb -tigues, -tiguing or -tigued
to make or become weary or exhausted
to crack or break (a material or part) by inducing fluctuating stresses in it, or (of a metal or part) to become weakened or fail as a result of fluctuating stresses

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see synonyms of fatigue
physical or mental exhaustion; weariness
the cause of this; hard work; toil
any manual labor or menial duty, other than drill or instruction, assigned to soldiers
: in full fatigue duty
4.  [pl.]
sturdy work clothing worn by soldiers doing fatigue duty
: also fatigue clothes (or clothing)
the tendency of a metal or other material to crack and fail under repeated applications of stress
6.  Physiology
the decreased ability to function or inability to respond of an organism or one of its parts due to prolonged exertion or repeated stimulation
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: faˈtigued or faˈtiguing
to make or become tired or exhausted; weary
to subject to or undergo fatigue

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of fatigue
1. Physical or mental weariness resulting from effort or activity.
2. Something, such as tiring effort or activity, that causes tiredness or weariness: the fatigue of a long hike.
3. Physiology The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism, organ, or part to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.
4. The weakening or failure of a material, such as metal or wood, resulting from prolonged stress.
a. Manual or menial labor, such as barracks cleaning, assigned to soldiers.
b. fatigues Clothing worn by military personnel for labor or for field duty.
v. fa·tigued, fa·tigu·ing, fa·tigues
1. To tire out; exhaust.
2. To create fatigue in (a metal or other material).
To be or become tired. See Synonyms at tire1.

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