- 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.
Words nearby fatigue
Origin of fatigue
OTHER WORDS FROM fatiguefa·tigue·less, adjectivefa·ti·guing·ly, adverban·ti·fa·tigue, adjectiveun·fa·ti·guing, adjective
Definition for fatigues (2 of 2)
Origin of fatigue clothes
Examples from the Web for fatigues
Suddenly, a figure jumps out of a bush dressed head-to-toe in Army fatigues wielding a giant baseball bat.
He was strongly urged to remain a while and rest from his fatigues.Alone|Norman Douglas
Fitzarnulph, wearied with the fatigues of the day, retired to rest, but for many hours sleep did not visit his pillow.Runnymede and Lincoln Fair|J.G. Edgar
In chat and story they forget the fatigues and dangers of a soldier's life.Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook
British Dictionary definitions for fatigues
- any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
- (as modifier)fatigue duties