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Noun: fatigue  fu'teeg
  1. 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, tiredness
  2. Used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
    "metal fatigue"
  3. (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. (military) labour of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning, digging, draining or so on)
    "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"; "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson";
    - fatigue duty
Verb: fatigue  fu'teeg
  1. Lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    "I'm so fatigued of your mother and her complaints about my food";
    - tire, pall, weary, jade
  2. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    - tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out [Brit, informal], fag [informal], knacker [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: fatiguing, fatigues, fatigued

Type of: assignment, boredom, degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, disadvantage, drop, duty assignment, ennui, failing, indispose, minus, tedium, temporary state, weakness

Encyclopedia: Fatigue