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Subject to fatigue.

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin fatīgābilis, from Latin fatīgāre, to fatigue.]

fat′i·ga·bil′i·ty n.
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(ˈfæt ɪ gə bəl)

susceptible to fatigue.
[1600–10; < Latin]
fat′i•ga•ble•ness, fat`i•ga•bil′i•ty, n.
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The muscles of jaw closure were involved and produced weakness with prolonged meal time (fatigable chewing).
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