What does fatigue mean?

Definitions for fatigue
fəˈtigfa·tigue

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fatigue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. fatigue(noun)

    used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

    "metal fatigue"

  3. fatigue(noun)

    (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"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. fatigue(Noun)

    A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  2. fatigue(Noun)

    A menial task, especially in the military.

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  3. fatigue(Noun)

    A type of material failure due to cumulative effects of cyclic loading.

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  4. fatigue(Verb)

    to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  5. fatigue(Verb)

    to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fatigue(noun)

    weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength

    Etymology: [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]

  2. Fatigue(noun)

    the cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war

    Etymology: [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]

  3. Fatigue(noun)

    the weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains

    Etymology: [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]

  4. Fatigue(noun)

    to weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire

    Etymology: [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]

Freebase

  1. Fatigue

    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

  1. Fatigue

    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

  1. Fatigue

    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

  1. fatigue

    The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.

  2. fatigue

    The labors of military men, distinct from the use of arms.

How to pronounce fatigue?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say fatigue in sign language?

  1. fatigue

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatigue in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatigue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fatigue in a Sentence

  1. Vince Lombardi, Lombardi Winning is the only thing (by Jerry Kramer):

    Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

  2. Natsiya Noorak:

    There were times we fought with each other because of fatigue but we made up and pushed through to the end.

  3. Colin Gillis:

    While Apple Music may introduce a bigger roster of original content than Amazon and Netflix during their respective launches, the streaming market has arguably already reached a level [ of ] saturation and consumer fatigue in the United States, apple Music is late to the party.

  4. European Commission:

    You need two to dance tango, and I know how to dance, i have a certain Brexit fatigue.

  5. Henrik Stenson:

    I was battling a bit of fatigue and when you're in a bad spell, you're tired, you don't have the energy to practise and get going. Then it becomes a bad cycle.

Images & Illustrations of fatigue

  1. fatiguefatiguefatiguefatiguefatigue

Popularity rank by frequency of use

fatigue#10000#10055#100000

Translations for fatigue

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fatigue »

Translation

Find a translation for the fatigue definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these fatigue definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fatigue." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 27 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/fatigue>.

    Are we missing a good definition for fatigue? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fatigue:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.