- 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.
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Origin of fatigue
OTHER WORDS FROM fatiguefa·tigue·less, adjectivefa·ti·guing·ly, adverban·ti·fa·tigue, adjectiveun·fa·ti·guing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for fatigue
People fighting pandemic fatigue or who are dismissive of the risks are gathering with friends and family, and doing so more often indoors as cold weather arrives.With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn|Brady Dennis, Jacqueline Dupree, Marisa Iati|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
While I am feeling the fatigue of virtual-only conferences, its investors are betting that events in a post-pandemic world will have a hybrid model.
She probably gave it to my son-in-law, because now he’s got weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath.
It seems clear that fatigue resistance is an important ingredient for marathon success, but the problem for running scientists is that there’s no convenient way of measuring it—other than, well, running a marathon.We Now Have the Lab Data on Nike’s Breaking2 Runners|Alex Hutchinson|November 6, 2020|Outside Online
The safest bet, then, is to treat the onset of exhaustion as if it were real fatigue.
We were now beginning to feel the effects of this fatiguing duty.
Such hard work was very fatiguing, especially as the boys were drinking in new sthetic impressions at the same time.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The road from the fort to the Diadem is extremely fatiguing, and fully three hours are required to accomplish the journey.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
In a languid way, and as if life was altogether too fatiguing, she walked down the stairs.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
Here I had no alarms, no fatiguing journeys, no anxiety; my mind became calm and unruffled, and I was once more at peace.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for fatigue
- any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
- (as modifier)fatigue duties