Search Result for "fatigue":
1. temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work;
- Example: "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue"
- Example: "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills"
- Example: "weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"
[syn: fatigue, weariness, tiredness]
2. used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress;
- Example: "metal fatigue"
3. (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something;
- Example: "he was suffering from museum fatigue"
- Example: "after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue"
- Example: "the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue"
- Example: "political fatigue"
4. labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on);
- Example: "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson"
- Example: "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
[syn: fatigue duty, fatigue]
1. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody;
- Example: "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
[syn: tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade]
2. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress;
- Example: "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
[syn: tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fatigue \Fa*tigue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fatigued; p. pr. & vb. n. Fatiguing, n.] [Cf. F. fatiguer. See Fatigue, n.] To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to tire. Syn: To jade; tire; weary; bore. See Jade. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fatigue \Fa*tigue"\, n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L. fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.] 1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. [1913 Webster] 2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains. [1913 Webster] Fatigue call (Mil.), a summons, by bugle or drum, to perform fatigue duties. Fatigue dress, the working dress of soldiers. Fatigue duty (Mil.), labor exacted from soldiers aside from the use of arms. --Farrow. Fatigue party, a party of soldiers on fatigue duty. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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