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fatigue

Noun

1 temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work; "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" [syn: weariness, tiredness]
2 used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress; "metal fatigue"
3 (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something; "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 labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues" [syn: fatigue duty]

Verb

1 get tired of something or somebody [syn: tire, pall, weary, jade]
2 exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag] [ant: refresh]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion
  2. military menial labour
  3. material failure due to cyclic loading;

Translations

weariness
military work

Verb

  1. to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
  2. to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted

Translations

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun f

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Fatigue may refer to:
fatigue in German: Fatigue
fatigue in French: Fatigue
fatigue in Ido: Fatigeso

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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