Brain fag
Fag Fag, v. t. 1. To tire by labor; to exhaust; as, he was almost fagged out. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything that fatigues. [R.] [1913 Webster]

It is such a fag, I came back tired to death. --Miss Austen. [1913 Webster]

{Brain fag}. (Med.) See {Cerebropathy}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Brain fag — Brain Brain (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br[ a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre gma, brechmo s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brain fag — Compare: Brain fog Brain fag is an example of a culture bound syndrome. Once a common term for mental exhaustion, it is now encountered almost exclusively in West Africa. Seen predominantly in male students, it generally manifests as vague… …   Wikipedia

  • brain fag — noun : mental fatigue * * * brain fag noun (obsolete) Extreme tiredness of the nerves or brain • • • Main Entry: ↑brain …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain fag — Cerebropathy Cer e*brop a*thy, n. [Cerebrum + Gr. ? suffering.] (Med.) A hypochondriacal condition verging upon insanity, occurring in those whose brains have been unduly taxed; called also {brain fag}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brain fag — noun a) A condition to which male high school and college students are prone consisting of difficulty in concentrating, mild forgetfulness, and difficulty in maintaining a train of thought, arising from too much thinking . Physical symptoms can… …   Wiktionary

  • brain-fag — noun exhaustion that affects mental keenness • Syn: ↑mental exhaustion • Hypernyms: ↑exhaustion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brain — (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br[ a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre gma, brechmo s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of soft matter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brain box — Brain Brain (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br[ a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre gma, brechmo s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brain case — Brain Brain (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br[ a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre gma, brechmo s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brain coral — Brain Brain (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br[ a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre gma, brechmo s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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