fatigue, weariness, tiredness(noun)
temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
"he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"
used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
(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"
fatigue duty, fatigue(verb)
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"
tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade(verb)
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
"I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue(verb)
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
"We wore ourselves out on this hike"
A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
A menial task, especially in the military.
A type of material failure due to cumulative effects of cyclic loading.
to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
Origin: From fatiguer, from fatigare
weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength
the cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war
the weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains
to weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire
Origin: [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]
Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike weakness, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have physical or mental causes. Physical fatigue is the transient inability of a muscle to maintain optimal physical performance, and is made more severe by intense physical exercise. Mental fatigue is a transient decrease in maximal cognitive performance resulting from prolonged periods of cognitive activity. It can manifest as somnolence, lethargy, or directed attention fatigue. Medically, fatigue is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Fatigue is considered a symptom, rather than a sign because it is a subjective feeling reported by the patient, rather than an objective one that can be observed by others. Fatigue and ‘feelings of fatigue’ are often confused.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fa-tēg′, n. weariness from labour of body or of mind: toil: military work, distinct from the use of arms.—v.t. to reduce to weariness: to exhaust one's strength: to harass.—pr.p. fatigu′ing; pa.p. fatigued′.—adj. Fat′igate (Shak.), fatigued.—n. Fatigue′-dū′ty, the part of a soldier's work distinct from the use of arms—also in fatigue-dress, &c.—adv. Fatigu′ingly. [Fr.,—L. fatigāre, to weary.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The state of weariness following a period of exertion, mental or physical, characterized by a decreased capacity for work and reduced efficiency to respond to stimuli.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.
The labors of military men, distinct from the use of arms.
The numerical value of fatigue in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of fatigue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of fatigue in a Sentence
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
A lot of people end up with buyer's fatigue.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
My level of muscle soreness and fatigue is worse than last time.
A pilot is a pilot. Fatigue is fatigue, it should be one year for everybody.
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- تعب, إرهاقArabic
- изтощение, умора, изтощавам, уморявамBulgarian
- udmatning, træthedDanish
- ermüden, Ermüdung, Erschöpfung, Müdigkeit, Überdruss, SchlappheitGerman
- καταπονώ, κούραση, κουράζομαι, κουράζω, φθορά, κόπος, εξαντλούμαι, αγγαρεία, καταπόνησηGreek
- uuvuttaa, väsymisvaurio, väsyä, väsyttää, uupumus, uupua, väsymysFinnish
- fatigue, épuisement, corvéeFrench
- fatica, corvé, stanchezza, usura, logorio, affaticamentoItalian
- 疲労, 疲れる, 疲れJapanese
- 피로, 피곤Korean
- fatigar, fadigaPortuguese
- oboseală, extenuare, extenua, corvadăRomanian
- утомлять, утомление, уставать, усталость, изнурять, наряд, устатьRussian
- utmattning, TrSwedish
- pagod, mapagodTagalog
- bitkinlik, yorgunlukTurkish
- mệt mỏiVietnamese
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