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fa·tigue

 (fə-tēg′)
n.
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.
5.
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
v.tr.
1. To tire out; exhaust.
2. To create fatigue in (a metal or other material).
v.intr.
To be or become tired. See Synonyms at tire1.

[French, from Old French, from fatiguer, to fatigue, from Latin fatīgāre.]

fatigue

(fəˈtiːɡ)
n
1. physical or mental exhaustion due to exertion
2. a tiring activity or effort
3. (Physiology) physiol the temporary inability of an organ or part to respond to a stimulus because of overactivity
4. (Mechanical Engineering) the progressive cracking of a material subjected to alternating stresses, esp vibrations
5. the temporary inability to respond to a situation or perform a function, because of overexposure or overactivity: compassion fatigue.
6. (Military)
a. any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
b. (as modifier): fatigue duties.
7. (Military) (plural) special clothing worn by military personnel to carry out such duties
vb, -tigues, -tiguing or -tigued
8. to make or become weary or exhausted
9. (Mechanical Engineering) 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
[C17: from French, from fatiguer to tire, from Latin fatīgāre]
fatigable adj
faˈtigueless adj

fa•tigue

(fəˈtig)

n., adj., v. -tigued, -ti•guing. n.
1. weariness from bodily or mental exertion.
2. a cause of weariness; labor; exertion.
3. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation.
4. the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to stress, esp. a repeated series of stresses: metal fatigue.
5. Also called fatigue′ du`ty. menial labor performed by military personnel.
6. fatigues. Also called fatigue′ clothes`. the military clothing worn for fatigue duty or field activity.
adj.
7. of or pertaining to fatigues or clothing made to resemble them.
v.t.
8. to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust; enervate.
v.i.
9. to become fatigued.
[1685–95; < French fatigue (n.), fatiguer (v.) < Latin fatīgāre to tire]
fa•ti′guing•ly, adv.

Fatigue

See also sleep.

the state, condition, or quality of being dull, enervated, or lethargie. — hebetudinous, adj.
an abnormal fear of mental or physical exhaustion.
an abnormal fear of fatigue, especially through overworking.

fatigue


Past participle: fatigued
Gerund: fatiguing

Imperative
fatigue
fatigue
Present
I fatigue
you fatigue
he/she/it fatigues
we fatigue
you fatigue
they fatigue
Preterite
I fatigued
you fatigued
he/she/it fatigued
we fatigued
you fatigued
they fatigued
Present Continuous
I am fatiguing
you are fatiguing
he/she/it is fatiguing
we are fatiguing
you are fatiguing
they are fatiguing
Present Perfect
I have fatigued
you have fatigued
he/she/it has fatigued
we have fatigued
you have fatigued
they have fatigued
Past Continuous
I was fatiguing
you were fatiguing
he/she/it was fatiguing
we were fatiguing
you were fatiguing
they were fatiguing
Past Perfect
I had fatigued
you had fatigued
he/she/it had fatigued
we had fatigued
you had fatigued
they had fatigued
Future
I will fatigue
you will fatigue
he/she/it will fatigue
we will fatigue
you will fatigue
they will fatigue
Future Perfect
I will have fatigued
you will have fatigued
he/she/it will have fatigued
we will have fatigued
you will have fatigued
they will have fatigued
Future Continuous
I will be fatiguing
you will be fatiguing
he/she/it will be fatiguing
we will be fatiguing
you will be fatiguing
they will be fatiguing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fatiguing
you have been fatiguing
he/she/it has been fatiguing
we have been fatiguing
you have been fatiguing
they have been fatiguing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fatiguing
you will have been fatiguing
he/she/it will have been fatiguing
we will have been fatiguing
you will have been fatiguing
they will have been fatiguing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fatiguing
you had been fatiguing
he/she/it had been fatiguing
we had been fatiguing
you had been fatiguing
they had been fatiguing
Conditional
I would fatigue
you would fatigue
he/she/it would fatigue
we would fatigue
you would fatigue
they would fatigue
Past Conditional
I would have fatigued
you would have fatigued
he/she/it would have fatigued
we would have fatigued
you would have fatigued
they would have fatigued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fatigue - temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental workfatigue - 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"
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
asthenopia, eyestrain - a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
jet lag - fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel
exhaustion - extreme fatigue
grogginess - a groggy state resulting from weariness
logginess, loginess - a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
2.fatigue - used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress; "metal fatigue"
failing, weakness - a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
3.fatigue - (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to somethingfatigue - (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"
boredom, ennui, tedium - the feeling of being bored by something tedious
4.fatigue - 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"
assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Verb1.fatigue - lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
poop out, conk out, peter out, run down, run out - use up all one's strength and energy and stop working; "At the end of the march, I pooped out"
retire, withdraw - lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
2.fatigue - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stressfatigue - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
indispose - cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up, beat - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
overfatigue, overtire, overweary - tire excessively

fatigue

noun
1. tiredness, lethargy, weariness, ennui, heaviness, debility, languor, listlessness, overtiredness Those affected suffer extreme fatigue.
tiredness go, life, energy, animation, vigour, zest, freshness, welly (slang), get-up-and-go (informal), alertness, indefatigability
plural noun
1. khakis, military uniform, combat fatigues, military clothes He was wearing combat fatigues.
verb
1. tire, exhaust, weaken, weary, drain, fag (out) (informal), whack (Brit. informal), wear out, jade, take it out of (informal), poop (informal), tire out, knacker (slang), drain of energy, overtire It fatigues me to list them all.
tire rest, relieve, stimulate, revive, refresh, rejuvenate
Related words
fear kopophobia

fatigue

noun
The condition of being extremely tired:
verb
To diminish the strength and energy of:
Translations
ارهاقتَعَب، إجْهادكَلال المَعادِن
únavavyčerpání
træthedudmattelse
uupuauupumusuuvuttaaväsyäväsymisvaurio
kifáradás
òreyta
nogurums
vysilenie
bitkinlikyorgunlukyorulma

fatigue

[fəˈtiːg]
A. N
1. (= weariness) → cansancio m, fatiga f
see also battle D
2. (Tech) → fatiga f
see also metal
3. (Mil) → faena f, fajina f fatiguestraje msing de faena
B. VTfatigar, cansar
C. CPD fatigue dress N = fatigues fatigue duty N (Mil) → servicio m de fajina
fatigue party N (Mil) → destacamento m de fajina

fatigue

[fəˈtiːg]
n
(= exhaustion) → épuisement m
(MILITARY)corvée f
compassion fatigue, battle fatigue, metal fatigue
fatiguestreillis m combat fatigues

fatigue

n
Abspannung f, → Erschöpfung f, → Ermüdung f; battle fatigueKampfmüdigkeit f; compassion fatigueVerdrossenheit fmit immer neuen Spendenaufrufen; donor fatigueSpendenmüdigkeit f
(Tech: = metal fatigue) → Ermüdung f
(Mil, = fatigue duty) → Arbeitsdienst m; to be on fatigueArbeitsdienst haben
fatigues pl (Mil) → Arbeitsanzug m; in fatiguesim Arbeitsanzug
vt
(= tire)ermüden; (= exhaust)erschöpfen
(Tech) metalermüden
viermüden

fatigue

:
fatigue dress
nArbeitsanzug m; in fatigueim Arbeitsanzug
fatigue duty
fatigue party
nArbeitskommando nt

fatigue

[fəˈtiːg]
1. nstanchezza, fatica
to be on fatigue (Mil) → essere di corvé
2. vt (frm) → affaticare, stancare

fatigue

(fəˈtiːg) noun
1. great tiredness (caused especially by hard work or effort). He was suffering from fatigue.
2. (especially in metals) weakness caused by continual use. metal fatigue.
faˈtigued adjective
made very tired. She was fatigued by the constant questioning.

fa·tigue

n. cansancio; sensación de agotamiento;
v. fatigarse, cansarse.

fatigue

n fatiga, cansancio
References in classic literature ?
Brooke's promise to stay and nurse him, the delays which the storm occasioned on the homeward journey, and the unspeakable comfort Laurie's hopeful face had given her when she arrived, worn out with fatigue, anxiety, and cold.
When they reached the cottage, the two seated themselves with some appearance of fatigue upon the upper step of the porch, facing each other, each leaning against a supporting post.
It might not be much harm on parade, except to worry and fatigue them; but how would it be in a bayonet charge against the enemy, when they want the free use of every muscle, and all their strength thrown forward?
She reeled just then, giddy with fatigue, and down came the lash and flicked a flake of skin from her naked shoulder.
The exercise was tremendous, of course, and in time the fighters began to show great fatigue.
Sometimes she could not go to sleep, even when worn out with fatigue, because her rage boiled so high over the day's experiences with her boy.
By-and-by, fatigue began to assert its claims; the children tried to pay attention, for it was dreadful to think of sitting down when time was grown to be so precious, moving, in some direction, in any direction, was at least progress and might bear fruit; but to sit down was to invite death and shorten its pursuit.
He would whip her to make her scream, and whip her to make her hush; and not until overcome by fatigue, would he cease to swing the blood-clotted cowskin.
One more;they would not fatigue Miss Fairfax on any account, and would only ask for one more.
Whatever be his pursuits, his eagerness in them should know no moderation, and leave him no sense of fatigue.
When it came to my turn, I drank, for I was thirsty, but did not touch the food, excitement and fatigue rendering me incapable of eating: I now saw, however, that it was a thin oaten cake shared into fragments.
The master tried to explain the matter; but he was really half dead with fatigue, and all that I could make out, amongst her scolding, was a tale of his seeing it starving, and houseless, and as good as dumb, in the streets of Liverpool, where he picked it up and inquired for its owner.