fatigue: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fu-tēg'), [key]
— n., adj., v., -tigued, -ti•guing.
- weariness from bodily or mental exertion.
- a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion: the fatigue of driving for many hours.
- temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation.
- the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to stress, esp. a repeated series of stresses.
- Also called on fatigue.
- labor of a generally nonmilitary kind done by soldiers, such as cleaning up an area, digging drainage ditches, or raking leaves.
- the state of being engaged in such labor:on fatigue.
- of or pertaining to fatigues or any clothing made to resemble them: The guerrilla band wore fatigue pants and field jackets. She brought fatigue shorts to wear on the hike.
- to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust the strength of: Endless chatter fatigues me.
- to subject (a material) to fatigue.
- to become fatigued.
- (of a material) to undergo fatigue.
- fatigue (Thesaurus)