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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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]


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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fatigue duty n 1: 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" [syn: fatigue duty, fatigue]