- 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.
verb (used with object), fa·tigued, fa·ti·guing.
verb (used without object), fa·tigued, fa·ti·guing.
Origin of fatigue
Synonyms for fatigue
Origin of fatigue clothes
Related Words for fatigueweakness, lethargy, weariness, exhaust, jade, disable, weaken, debility, feebleness, heaviness, listlessness, languor, ennui, enervation, dullness, lassitude, exhaustion, faintness, sink, drain
Examples from the Web for fatigue
Contemporary Examples of fatigue
Fatigue, sadness, or psychosis is not about choice or laziness or selfishness.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide
August 5, 2014
With the Pentagon concerned about fatigue and morale, a lost piece of valuable property is the last thing these families need.American G.I.s: Dude, Where’s My Car?
July 16, 2014
Fatigue feels heavy, like I am trudging through life with a 300-pound man on my back.YouTube’s Sleep Whisperers Are A Sexy Way To Combat Insomnia
May 3, 2014
There's debate about whether it's a true addiction, but it's definitely bad moods, anxiety, fatigue.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away
April 9, 2014
He showed no signs of haste, nor of fatigue, nor of any human feeling.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Historical Examples of fatigue
The Czar might retreat until his pursuers perished of fatigue and hunger.
One of its most deadly weapons is fatigue, or the simulation of fatigue.The Conquest of Fear
Fatigue made the ladies glad to be shown to the rooms prepared for them.Weighed and Wanting
It was as if she found in sheer activity and fatigue a remedy for her uneasiness.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Renmark stepped into the light, and she saw his face was haggard with fatigue and anxiety.In the Midst of Alarms
- any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
- (as modifier)fatigue duties
verb -tigues, -tiguing or -tigued
Word Origin for fatigue
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.