Fatigue - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fəˈtiːɡ|  American pronunciation of the word fatigue
Brit.  |fəˈtiːɡ|  British pronunciation of the word fatigue
- temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work (syn: tiredness, weariness)
he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
- used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
metal fatigue
- (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something
he was suffering from museum fatigue
after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue
the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue
political fatigue
- labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)
the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson
they were assigned to kitchen fatigues

verb

- lose interest or become bored with something or somebody (syn: jade, pall, tire, weary)
- exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (syn: fag, fag out, jade, outwear, tire, wear, wear down, wear out, weary)

Examples

We were overcome by fatigue after the long journey.

The drug's side effects include headache and fatigue.

soldiers wearing combat boots and fatigues

The cracks in the engine were caused by metal fatigue.

...the rescue workers pressed on, though their efforts to reach the miners had almost completely fatigued them...

She was in a state of complete fatigue.

My morning's work has fatigued me.

Sam's face was grey with fatigue.

He's suffering from physical and mental fatigue.

he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue

growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills

he was suffering from museum fatigue

after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue

the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue

the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: fatigue
he/she/it: fatigues
present participle: fatiguing
past tense: fatigued
past participle: fatigued
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