- 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.
- fatigue clothes,
- fatigue fracture,
- fatigue life,
- fatigue limit,
- fatigue ratio
Origin of fatigue
Origin of fatigue clothes
Examples from the Web for fatigue
Fatigue, sadness, or psychosis is not about choice or laziness or selfishness.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the Pentagon concerned about fatigue and morale, a lost piece of valuable property is the last thing these families need.
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|Lizzie Crocker|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's debate about whether it's a true addiction, but it's definitely bad moods, anxiety, fatigue.
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|DAILY BEAST
His arms were growing heavy with fatigue, his mouth was parched, and great beads of perspiration stood upon his brow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
"You must not fatigue him," he said to Julien, who understood that he was the nephew.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
She took no heed of her flimsy, incongruous dress, her fatigue, her need of sleep.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
The trace of anger was gone from Krafft's voice now and it was heavy with fatigue and defeat.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
The attorney was in that state of fatigue of body and languor of mind in which the least trifle amuses.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
- 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.