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Definitions of fatigue

  1. get tired of something or somebody
  2. 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"
  3. ( always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure; " 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"
  4. ( of materials ( especially metals)) the state of being weakened by long stress; " metal fatigue"
  5. used of materials ( especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress; " metal fatigue"
  6. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength.
  7. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.
  8. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains.
  9. To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire.
  10. Weariness; toil; bodily or mental exhaustion.
  11. To weary with bodily or mental effort.
  12. Weariness from labor of body or of mind; toil; military work, distinct from the use of arms.
  13. To reduce to a state of weariness; to exhaust one's strength; to harass; - pr. p. fatiguing; pa. p. fatigued.
  14. To make weary; tire.
  15. Weariness from labor; toil.
  16. To weary; tire out.
  17. Weariness or exhaustion from exertion of either body or mind; the cause of weariness, as labour or toil; labour by military men, distinct from the use of arms.
  18. To weary or exhaust with labour of either mind or body; to weary by impertunity; to harass.
  19. Weariness; exhaustion of strength from mental or bodily labour; toil; labour.
  20. To tire or weary; to exhaust with labour.
  21. The effect produced by long stimulation on the cells of an organ.

Usage examples for fatigue

  1. He must have been tired, for much of his work had been night work, but he showed no fatigue. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  2. A kind- hearted clerk gave him permission to remain there until morning, observing his fatigue and his loneliness. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. I found the General in fatigue dress. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  4. She no longer felt fatigue. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  5. In the first instance there is a risk; in the second there is none, but there is more fatigue and trouble. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  6. " It's as much fatigue as anything," said the wife. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. My aunt ordered supper early, in order that we might get early to bed, to recover from our fatigue, and be ready for sight- seeing next day. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. But fatigue passes away quickly in the mountains. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  9. Nevertheless, in the carriage, as they drove home, she was as quiet as if fatigue had been her portion. – Washington Square by Henry James
  10. Sheer physical fatigue, I think, had a good deal to do with it. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  11. Gladly would she have taken all the risk of fatigue, to have accompanied him with her babe but four months old, but he would listen to no such proposal. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  12. " Had all this voyage," he said, " caused but the salvation of a single soul I should deem all my fatigue well repaid, and this I have reason to think. – The French in the Heart of America by John Finley
  13. I only know that I had recovered in a great measure from the fatigue of the race when there came to my ears the sound of footsteps approaching the hiding place, and in a twinkling I was on my knees ready to spring out in either direction if the red- coated pursuer showed himself, for at that time I had no doubt but what he who thus advanced was in search of me. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  14. A good night's rest relieved us of our fatigue. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  15. Dr. Grant had to go home to attend to business, but promised to ride across to Wiriwilta, as soon as possible, to see if Miss Phillips had not suffered any fatigue from the long journey over such rough roads. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  16. What would be the good then of so much running about and fatigue? – Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet
  17. As soon as permitted she hastened home, and was glad to lie down all the evening from sheer fatigue, but she made light of her weariness, concealed the treatment she had received from the girls, and the dejection it was beginning to occasion in spite of her courage; she even made the little home group laugh by her droll accounts of the day. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  18. I wakened early, in spite of my fatigue, and lay there thinking. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. At the end of that time her lessons were very nearly learned, and sick with cold and fatigue, she threw aside her books and prepared for bed. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
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