Nearby words

  1. fathomable,
  2. fathometer,
  3. fathomless,
  4. fatidic,
  5. fatigable,
  6. fatigue clothes,
  7. fatigue fracture,
  8. fatigue life,
  9. fatigue limit,
  10. fatigue ratio

Origin of fatigue

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

SYNONYMS FOR fatigue
Related formsfa·tigue·less, adjectivefa·ti·guing·ly, adverban·ti·fa·tigue, adjectiveun·fa·ti·guing, adjective

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

noun

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
  1. any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
  2. (as modifier)fatigue duties
(plural) special clothing worn by military personnel to carry out such duties

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 Formsfatigable (ˈfætɪɡəbəl), adjectivefatigueless, adjective

Word Origin for fatigue

C17: from French, from fatiguer to tire, from Latin fatīgāre

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Word Origin and History for fatigues
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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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