Origin of fatigue

1685–95; < French fatigue (noun), fatiguer (v.) < Latin fatīgāre to tire

SYNONYMS FOR fatigue

OTHER WORDS FROM fatigue

fa·tigue·less, adjectivefa·ti·guing·ly, adverban·ti·fa·tigue, adjectiveun·fa·ti·guing, adjective

Definition for fatigues (2 of 2)

fatigue clothes

plural noun

a soldier's uniform for fatigue duty.

Origin of fatigue clothes

First recorded in 1830–40
Also called fatigues.
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British Dictionary definitions for fatigues

fatigue
/ (fəˈtiːɡ) /

noun

verb -tigues, -tiguing or -tigued

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

Derived forms of fatigue

fatigable (ˈfætɪɡəbəl), adjectivefatigueless, adjective

Word Origin for fatigue

C17: from French, from fatiguer to tire, from Latin fatīgāre
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Medicine definitions for fatigues

fatigue
[ fə-tēg ]

n.

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.
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