Meaning of FATIGUE in English

I. fə-ˈtēg noun

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

Date: 1669


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


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

II. verb

( fa·tigued ; fa·tigu·ing )

Date: 1693

transitive verb

1. : to weary with labor or exertion

2. : to induce a condition of fatigue in

intransitive verb

: to suffer fatigue

Synonyms: see tire

• fa·tigu·ing·ly -ˈtē-giŋ-lē adverb

III. adjective

Date: 1774

1. : consisting of, done, or used in fatigue

fatigue detail

2. : belonging to fatigues

a fatigue cap

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