Meaning of FATIGUE in English


Pronunciation: f ə - ' t ē g

Function: noun

Etymology: French, from Middle French, from fatiguer to fatigue, from Latin fatigare; akin to Latin af fatim sufficiently

Date: 1669

1 a : LABOR b : manual or menial work performed by military personnel c plural : the uniform or work clothing worn on fatigue and in the field

2 a : weariness or exhaustion from labor, exertion, or stress b : the temporary loss of power to respond that is induced in a sensory receptor or motor end organ by continued stimulation

3 : the tendency of a material to break under repeated stress <metal fatigue >

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