fatigue
I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from fatiguer to fatigue, from Latin fatigare; akin to Latin affatim sufficiently Date: 1669 1. a. labor b. manual or menial work performed by military personnel c. plural the uniform or work clothing worn on fatigue and in the field 2. a. weariness or exhaustion from labor, exertion, or stress b. the temporary loss of power to respond that is induced in a sensory receptor or motor end organ by continued stimulation 3. the tendency of a material to break under repeated stress <
metal fatigue
>
II. verb (fatigued; fatiguing) Date: 1693 transitive verb 1. to weary with labor or exertion 2. to induce a condition of fatigue in intransitive verb to suffer fatigue Synonyms: see tirefatiguingly adverb III. adjective Date: 1774 1. consisting of, done, or used in fatigue <
fatigue detail
>
2. belonging to fatigues <
a fatigue cap
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fatigué — fatigué, ée (fa ti ghé, ghée) part. passé. 1°   Qui est en proie à de la fatigue. •   Vous me semblez tous deux fatigués du voyage ; Reposez vous, usez du peu que nous avons, LA FONT. Phil. et Bauc.. •   Le vicomte de Turenne, avec un petit… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fatigue — [fə tēg′] n. [Fr < fatiguer < L fatigare, to weary < * fatis, exhaustion < base of fames, hunger (see FAMINE) + agere, to drive, make (see ACT1)] 1. physical or mental exhaustion; weariness 2. the cause of this; hard work; toil 3. any …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fatigue — [n] tiredness brain fag*, burnout*, debility, dullness, enervation, ennui, exhaustion, faintness, fatigation, feebleness, heaviness, languor, lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, overtiredness, weakness, weariness; concepts 316,405 Ant. energy,… …   New thesaurus

  • fatigue — ► NOUN 1) extreme tiredness. 2) brittleness in metal or other materials caused by repeated stress. 3) (fatigues) loose fitting clothing of a sort worn by soldiers. 4) (fatigues) menial non military tasks performed by a soldier. ► VERB ( …   English terms dictionary

  • Fatigue — Fatigue. См. Усталость. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Fatigue — (fr., spr. Fatihk, Fatigation), Ermüdung, Beschwerde; daher Fatiguencommando, ein mit Beschwerlichkeit, aber nicht mit Gefahr verknüpftes Commando, wie Stroh u. Holz holen, Brandwache thun; Gegensatz: Ehrencommando, s.d. Fatiguiren, 1) ermüden,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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