- tired; wearied.
Origin of fatigued
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- weariness from bodily or mental exertion.
- a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion: the fatigue of driving for many hours.
- Physiology. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation.
- Civil Engineering. the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to stress, especially a repeated series of stresses.
- Also called fatigue duty. Military.
- labor of a generally nonmilitary kind done by soldiers, such as cleaning up an area, digging drainage ditches, or raking leaves.
- the state of being engaged in such labor: on fatigue.
- fatigues, Military. fatigue clothes.
- of or relating to fatigues or any clothing made to resemble them: The guerrilla band wore fatigue pants and field jackets. She brought fatigue shorts to wear on the hike.
- to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust the strength of: Endless chatter fatigues me.
- Civil Engineering. to subject (a material) to fatigue.
- to become fatigued.
- Civil Engineering. (of a material) to undergo fatigue.
Origin of fatigue
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Examples from the Web for fatigued
Add a recent assault or battery and the mind is simply tired, fatigued, and abused.Study Says Half of Jailed NYC Teens Have History of Brain Injury
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April 22, 2014
This inward shift should come as no surprise: Israelis are more than fatigued with campaigns focused on war and peace.Israeli Voters’ Return to Normalcy
January 24, 2013
Are we fatigued again in just three years under President Obama?Mitt Romney’s Double Challenge: Focus On Economy, Don’t Cheer Bad News
April 12, 2012
“There was no question that we were fatigued in the finals,” said Abramson.From J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels to Real Life: The Sport of Quidditch Takes Flight
March 14, 2012
"Almost all pregnant women are short of breath and fatigued, which are the typical symptoms of heart failure," said Hameed.Heart Disease Poses Surprising Threat to New Moms
June 13, 2011
My roving excursion this day had fatigued my body, and diverted my imagination.The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone
For very early shall I leave this place; harassed and fatigued to death.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
He was fatigued and dilapidated, but he had not caught Donald.The Hunted Outlaw
The proceedings had really lasted too long and fatigued one too much.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
"You are fatigued," said madame, raising her glance as she knotted the money.A Tale of Two Cities
- physical or mental exhaustion due to exertion
- a tiring activity or effort
- physiol the temporary inability of an organ or part to respond to a stimulus because of overactivity
- the progressive cracking of a material subjected to alternating stresses, esp vibrations
- the temporary inability to respond to a situation or perform a function, because of overexposure or overactivitycompassion fatigue
- any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
- (as modifier)fatigue duties
- (plural) special clothing worn by military personnel to carry out such duties
- to make or become weary or exhausted
- to crack or break (a material or part) by inducing fluctuating stresses in it, or (of a metal or part) to become weakened or fail as a result of fluctuating stresses
Word Origin and History for fatigued
1660s, "that which causes weariness," from French fatigue "weariness," from fatiguer "to tire," from Latin fatigare, originally "to cause to break down," later, "to weary, fatigue, tire out," from pre-Latin adj. *fati-agos "driving to the point of breakdown," from Old Latin *fatis (of unknown origin, related to adv. affatim "sufficiently" and to fatisci "crack, split") + root of agere "to drive" (see act (n.)). Meaning "weariness from exertion" is from 1719.
1690s, from French fatiguer (15c.), from fatigue (see fatigue (n.). Earlier in same sense was fatigate (1530s). Related: Fatigued; fatiguing.
- Physical or mental weariness resulting from exertion.
- A sensation of boredom and lassitude due to absence of stimulation, to monotony, or to lack of interest in one's surroundings.
- The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism, organ, or part to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.