Definitions for: Fatigue


[n] 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"
[n] (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure; "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"
[n] 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"
[n] (of materials (especially metals)) the state of being weakened by long stress; "metal fatigue"
[v] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
[v] get tired of something or somebody



Webster (1913) Definition: Fa*tigue", n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L.
fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]
1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude
or exhaustion of strength.

2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of
war. --Dryden.

3. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated
vibrations or strains.

Fatigue call (Mil.), a summons, by bugle or drum, to
perform fatigue duties.

Fatigue dress, the working dress of soldiers.

Fatigue duty (Mil.), labor exacted from soldiers aside from
the use of arms. --Farrow.

Fatigue party, a party of soldiers on fatigue duty.


Fa*tigue", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fatigued; p. pr. &
vb. n. Fatiguing, n.] [Cf. F. fatiguer. See Fatigue, n.]
To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to
harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to
tire.

Syn: To jade; tire; weary; bore. See Jade.

Synonyms: fag, fag out, fatigue duty, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, tiredness, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weariness, weary

Antonyms: freshen, refresh, refreshen

See Also: assignment, asthenopia, beat, boredom, conk out, degenerate, deteriorate, drop, duty assignment, ennui, exhaust, exhaustion, eyestrain, failing, fatigue, grogginess, indispose, jet lag, logginess, loginess, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, pall, peter out, poop out, retire, run down, run out, tedium, temporary state, tucker, tucker out, wash up, weakness, withdraw

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