What does fatigue mean?

Definitions for fatigue
fəˈtigfa·tigue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatigue, weariness, tirednessnoun

    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. fatiguenoun

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

    "metal fatigue"

  3. fatiguenoun

    (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, fatigueverb

    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, jadeverb

    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, fatigueverb

    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

    "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

Wiktionary

  1. fatiguenoun

    A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  2. fatiguenoun

    A menial task, especially in the military.

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  3. fatiguenoun

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

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  4. fatigueverb

    to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

  5. fatigueverb

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

    Etymology: From fatiguer, from fatigare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fatiguenoun

    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. Fatiguenoun

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

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

  3. Fatiguenoun

    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. Fatiguenoun

    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.

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  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. Joe Manimbo:

    I think we're finally seeing some early signs of fatigue in the dollar's rally.

  2. Jessica Matthew:

    Some studies some have found these garments can improve blood flow, help fatigue and muscle soreness.

  3. Bruce Johnson:

    My hope is that we're not getting Ebola fatigue setting in, there continues to be a huge need for this funding.

  4. Ron Tipton:

    Approximately 15,000 people have completed the trail, the reasons they don't complete the trail vary from injury, fatigue and I'd say the most common reason is they don't realize how hard it is and they aren't ready for the experience.

  5. Dallas Police Chief David Brown:

    I didn't want my cops having that responsibility because of the fatigue factor, i didn't want something to go wrong with the president coming here, because we are tired.

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