Definition of Fatigue

1. Noun. Temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work. "Weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"

Exact synonyms: Tiredness, Weariness
Generic synonyms: Temporary State
Specialized synonyms: Asthenopia, Eyestrain, Jet Lag, Exhaustion, Grogginess, Logginess, Loginess
Derivative terms: Tired, Weary

2. Verb. Lose interest or become bored with something or somebody. "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
Exact synonyms: Jade, Pall, Tire, Weary
Generic synonyms: Degenerate, Deteriorate, Devolve, Drop
Specialized synonyms: Conk Out, Peter Out, Poop Out, Run Down, Run Out, Retire, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Jade

3. Noun. Used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress. "Metal fatigue"
Generic synonyms: Failing, Weakness

4. Verb. Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress. "Sam wants to fatigue with Sue "; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
Exact synonyms: Fag, Fag Out, Jade, Outwear, Tire, Tire Out, Wear, Wear Down, Wear Out, Wear Upon, Weary
Generic synonyms: Indispose
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Exhaust, Tucker, Tucker Out, Wash Up, Overfatigue, Overtire, Overweary
Causes: Jade, Pall, Tire, Weary
Derivative terms: Jade, Wear
Antonyms: Refresh

5. Noun. (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something. "Political fatigue"
Generic synonyms: Boredom, Ennui, Tedium

6. Noun. Labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on). "They were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
Exact synonyms: Fatigue Duty
Generic synonyms: Assignment, Duty Assignment
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

Definition of Fatigue

1. n. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength.

2. v. t. To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire.

Definition of Fatigue

1. Noun. A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion. ¹

2. Noun. A menial task, especially in the military. ¹

3. Noun. A type of material failure due to cumulative effects of cyclic loading. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted ¹

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Definition of Fatigue

1. to weary [v -TIGUED, -TIGUING, -TIGUES] - See also: weary

Medical Definition of Fatigue

1. That state, following a period of mental or bodily activity, characterised by a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency of accomplishment, usually accompanied by a feeling of weariness, sleepiness, or irritability. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatigue

fatigue (current term)
fatigue crack
fatigue duty
fatigue fever
fatigue fracture
fatigue party
fatigue strength

Literary usage of Fatigue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1921)
"and more fatigue, while his work, by the effect of practice, becomes better and better. The feeling.s of fatigue, from what little is known of them, ..."

2. American Journal of Physiology by American Physiological Society (1887- ). (1913)
"Sherrington * has shown that "when the scratch-reflex elicited from a spot of skin is fatigued, the fatigue holds for that spot, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"Practice diminishes fatigue sensations, and since the left hand is more ... If, then, fatigue sensations have an inhibiting effect on the tapping rate, ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"AN EFFECT OF fatigue ON JUDGMENTS OF THE AFFECTIVE VALUE OF COLORS By ETHEL L. NORRIS, ALICE G. Twiss, and MF WASHBURN A state of fatigue may naturally be ..."

5. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"fatigue. If the nerve of a nerve-muscle preparation is continually stimulated, ... fatigue may be artificially induced in a muscle by feeding it on a weak ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1905)
"Nearly all the curves descend towards the end This is due to fatigue. Some do not descend. This is due to practice. In general, if exercise dominates the ..."

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