Fatigue meaning

fə-tēg
To tire out; exhaust.
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To be or become tired.
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Fatigue is defined as extreme physical or mental tiredness or exhaustion.

An example of fatigue is what you feel after you run a 10-mile marathon.

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To create fatigue in (a metal or other material).
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Physical or mental weariness resulting from effort or activity.
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(physiology) The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism, organ, or part to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.
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Something, such as tiring effort or activity, that causes tiredness or weariness.

The fatigue of a long hike.

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The weakening or failure of a material, such as metal or wood, resulting from prolonged stress.
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Physical or mental exhaustion; weariness.
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The cause of this; hard work; toil.
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Any manual labor or menial duty, other than drill or instruction, assigned to soldiers.
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Sturdy work clothing worn by soldiers doing fatigue duty.
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The tendency of a metal or other material to crack and fail under repeated applications of stress.
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(physiol.) The decreased ability to function or the inability to respond, due to prolonged exertion or repeated stimulation.
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To make or become tired or exhausted; weary.
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A menial task, especially in the military.
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(engineering) A mechanism of material failure involving of crack growth caused by low-stress cyclic loading.
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(intransitive) To lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted.
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(intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) To undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.
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To subject to or undergo fatigue.
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Physical or mental weariness resulting from effort or activity.
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(physiology) The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism, organ, or part to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.
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The weakening or failure of a material, such as metal or wood, resulting from prolonged stress.
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To create fatigue in a metal or other material.
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Origin of fatigue

  • French from Old French from fatiguer to fatigue from Latin fatīgāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French fatigue, from fatiguer, from Latin fatigare (“to weary, tire, vex, harass”)

    From Wiktionary