fatigue

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

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fatigue ‎(plural fatigues)

  1. A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
    • 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Alan Pardew finished by far the most frustrated man at the Emirates, blaming fatigue for the fact that Arsenal were able to kill his team off in the dying minutes.
  2. (often in the plural) A menial task(s), especially in the military.
  3. (engineering) Material failure, such as cracking or separation, caused by stress on the material.
    • 2013, N. Dowling, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, page 399
      Mechanical failures due to fatigue have been the subject of engineering efforts for more than 150 years.

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fatigue ‎(third-person singular simple present fatigues, present participle fatiguing, simple past and past participle fatigued)

  1. (transitive) to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
  2. (intransitive) to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
  3. (intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) to undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.

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fatigue f ‎(plural fatigues)

  1. fatigue, weariness

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fatigue

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of fatigar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of fatigar
  3. third-person singular imperative of fatigar

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fatigue

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of fatigar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of fatigar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of fatigar.