Meaning of FATIGUE in English


n. & v.


1. extreme tiredness after exertion.

2 weakness in materials, esp. metal, caused by repeated variations of stress.

3 a reduction in the efficiency of a muscle, organ, etc., after prolonged activity.

4 an activity that causes fatigue.

5 a a non-military duty in the army, often as a punishment. b (in full fatigue-party) a group of soldiers ordered to do fatigues. (fatigues, fatigued, fatiguing) cause fatigue in; tire, exhaust.


fatiguable adj. (also fatigable). fatiguability n. (also fatigability). fatigueless adj.

Etymology: F fatigue, fatiguer f. L fatigare tire out

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.