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See also: fatigué
From French fatigue, from fatiguer, from Latin fatīgāre (“to weary, tire, vex, harass”).
fatigue (countable and uncountable, plural fatigues)
- A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
- 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 181:
- My husband stayed for some days with the magistrate at Cardwell, recruiting his health and recovering from his fatigues, for the passage between Cape York and Cardwell had proved the most tedious and anxious part of the voyage.
- 2012 December 29, Paul Doyle, “Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle”, in The Guardian:
- 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.
- (often in the plural) A menial task or tasks, especially in the military.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Opinions”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 112:
- Moreover, the habits of business are the most enduring of any; and Lord Norbourne's most positive enjoyment was in what are called the fatigues of office.
- (engineering) Weakening and eventual failure of material, typically by cracking leading to complete separation, caused by repeated application of mechanical stress to 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.
- alarm fatigue
- battle fatigue
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- combat fatigue
- compassion fatigue
- decision fatigue
- diversity fatigue
- donor fatigue
- driver fatigue
- ear fatigue
- fatigue duty
- fatigue party
- fatigues (military work clothing)
- flavor fatigue
- information fatigue
- information fatigue syndrome
- listener fatigue
- listening fatigue
- menu fatigue
- negro fatigue
- redemption fatigue
menial task, especially in military
material failure due to cyclic loading
fatigue (third-person singular simple present fatigues, present participle fatiguing, simple past and past participle fatigued)
- (transitive) To tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion.
- (transitive, cooking) To wilt a salad by dressing or tossing it.
- 1927, Dorothy L. Sayers, chapter 1, in Unnatural Death:
- The handsome, silver-haired proprietor was absorbed in fatiguing a salad for a family party.
- (intransitive) To lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted.
- (intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) To undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.
- (transitive, engineering) To cause to undergo the process of fatigue.
- The repeated pressurization cycles fatigued the airplane's metal skin until it eventually broke up in flight.
to tire or make weary
cooking: to wilt a salad by dressing or tossing it
to lose strength or energy
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- “fatigue”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “fatigue”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
fatigue f (plural fatigues)
- “fatigue”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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