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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.]

fatiguing

(fəˈtiːɡɪŋ)
adj
wearying or exhausting
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fatiguing

[fəˈtiːgɪŋ] ADJfatigoso

fatiguing

[fəˈtiːgɪŋ] adj (= exhausting) → épuisant(e)

fatiguing

adj (= tiring)ermüdend; (= exhausting)erschöpfend
References in classic literature ?
As the subtle Huron was familiar with the paths, and well knew there was no immediate danger of pursuit, their progress had been moderate, and far from fatiguing.
We proceeded successfully, and after a long and fatiguing journey through a mountainous wilderness, in a westward direction, on the seventh day of June following, we found ourselves on Red-River, where John Finley had formerly been trading with the Indians, and, from the top of an eminence, saw with pleasure the beautiful level of Kentucke.
The stalls were laid on a slope instead of being level, and as my head was kept tied to the manger, I was obliged always to stand on the slope, which was very fatiguing.
Even Marie declared that it was absolutely fatiguing to see Cousin Ophelia always so busy.
But the manager succeeded in persuading him to recall the encore, and said the company would feel sufficiently rewarded and complimented in the mere fact that the encore was desired by his Majesty, without fatiguing him with a repetition to gratify their own vanity.
We found the latter part of the journey very fatiguing.
Kimble was the Squire's sister, as well as the doctor's wife--a double dignity, with which her diameter was in direct proportion; so that, a journey up-stairs being rather fatiguing to her, she did not oppose Miss Nancy's request to be allowed to find her way alone to the Blue Room, where the Miss Lammeters' bandboxes had been deposited on their arrival in the morning.
But as all this time I had been obliged to keep my right eye closed, which was very fatiguing, I begged the dervish to apply the ointment to that eye also.