- 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
The long journey, so far from fatiguing the invalid, proved a source of revival.The Bastonnais|John Lesperance
Beautiful scenery, interesting pictures and tombs,” said Mrs. Browning of this journey, “but a fatiguing experience.The Brownings|Lilian Whiting
Charley went to look for it, and did not join us before we had arrived at our camp, after an unusually long and fatiguing stage.Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt
We now had to inaugurate a new kind of locomotion, which would have the advantage of being rapid and not fatiguing.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
I fancy we should do better by taking a few hours' rest, instead of fatiguing ourselves without any definite object.The Trail-Hunter|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for fatigue
- any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
- (as modifier)fatigue duties