- 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.
Origin of fatigue
Synonyms for fatigue
Examples from the Web for fatiguing
Historical Examples of fatiguing
The day was excessively hot again, and walking was most fatiguing.Explorations in Australia
This was our most fatiguing day, and we wanted our last encampment to be the best.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
In the present delicate state of their health this would be too fatiguing.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
His next whim was to be a locksmith; but this calling he found too fatiguing.The Fat and the Thin
Help yourself, and remember you 'll have a fatiguing day to-morrow!Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
- 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.