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fatigue

fa·tigue

fatigue

 
pronunciation:
f tig
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: mental or physical weariness, or the effort or strain that causes it.
The soldiers were suffering from severe fatigue after weeks of heavy fighting.Methods of treating cancer can cause fatigue in patients.
 
synonyms:
effort, labor, lag, strain, stress, tiredness, weakness, weariness
antonyms:
energy
similar words:
exhaustion, languor, lassitude
definition 2: physiological lack of response after prolonged or excessive exertion or stimulation, as in an organ.
liver fatigue
synonyms:
breakdown, failure
similar words:
exhaustion, lag, prostration, strain
definition 3: mechanical failure or breakdown because of stress.
metal fatigue
synonyms:
breakdown, failure, malfunction
similar words:
stoppage
definition 4: manual labor or other duties done by military personnel; fatigue duty.
similar words:
duty, work
definition 5: (pl.) work clothing worn while performing such duties.
Why are you still wearing your fatigues?
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fatigued, fatigues, fatiguing
definition 1: to tire out or make weary.
The grueling schedule fatigues the medical students.
synonyms:
exhaust, fag out, poop, tire, tucker out, weary
antonyms:
invigorate
similar words:
bore, debilitate, deplete, drain, enervate, jade, prostrate, sap, weaken
definition 2: to create or cause malfunction or breakdown in, through stress.
Bending the metal back and forth will fatigue it.
synonyms:
strain, stress
similar words:
break down, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to suffer or experience fatigue.
synonyms:
exhaust, poop out, tire, wear out, weary
similar words:
strain, weaken
derivation: fatiguing (adj.)
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