• Hannibal leads the Ambassadors rather a fatiguing Walk round Carthage
    Hannibal leads the Ambassadors rather a fatiguing Walk round Carthage
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fatigue exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
    • v fatigue lose interest or become bored with something or somebody "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
    • n fatigue labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on) "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson","they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"
    • n fatigue (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something "he was suffering from museum fatigue","after watching TV with her husband she had a bad case of football fatigue","the American public is experiencing scandal fatigue","political fatigue"
    • n fatigue temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue","growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills","weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep"
    • n fatigue used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress "metal fatigue"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fatigue The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of war.
    • Fatigue The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated vibrations or strains.
    • Fatigue Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fatigue To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; lessen or exhaust the strength of by severe or long-continued exertion, by trouble, by anything that harasses, etc.; tire.
    • fatigue Synonyms Weary, Jade, etc. See tire, verb
    • n fatigue A feeling of weariness following bodily labor or mental exertion; a sense of loss or exhaustion of strength after exertion, trouble, etc.
    • n fatigue A cause or source of weariness; labor; toil: as, the fatigues of war.
    • n fatigue Specifically The labors of military men distinct from the use of arms; fatigue-duty: as, a party of men on fatigue.
    • n fatigue The weakening of a metal bar by the repeated application and removal of a load considerably less than the breaking-weight of the bar, as when car-axles break from the repeated blows and strains which they experience.
    • n fatigue Synonyms Fatigue, Weariness, Lassitude. Fatigue is more often physical, but also mental, and is generally the result of active and strenuous exertion: as, the fatigue of ten hours' work, or of close application to books. Weariness may be the same as fatigue; it is, more often than fatigue, the result of less obvious causes, as long sitting or standing in one position, importunity from others, delays, and the like. Fatigue and weariness are natural conditions, from which one easily recovers by rest. Lassitude is a relaxation with languor, the result of greater fatigue or weariness than one can well bear, and may be of the nature of ill health. The word may, however, be used in a lighter sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fatigue fa-tēg′ weariness from labour of body or of mind: toil: military work, distinct from the use of arms
    • v.t Fatigue to reduce to weariness: to exhaust one's strength: to harass
    • pr.p Fatigue fatigu′ing; pa.p. fatigued′
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  • Antonin Artaud
    “Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.”
  • Dale Carnegie
    “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”
  • William James
    “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “To hate fatigues.”
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    “There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. fatiguer, to fatigue, L. fatigare,; cf. L. affatim, sufficiently


In literature:

It had been a fatiguing, illuminating evening.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
She was unwilling to check them, but said something about the fatigues of the journey, and being fresh for the next day.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Now that they were upon the last hour of the day's ride Virginia began to be aware of the full measure of her fatigue.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Experiments on fatigue have shown that work with an intelligent object is far less fatiguing than an equal quantity of aimless work.
"Spontaneous Activity in Education" by Maria Montessori
It played havoc with the temper of the cooks' fatigues and also with their tools.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
I fell asleep in my chair, before my pipe was half-finished, and awoke the next morning to a sense of real fatigue.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
He was becoming faint with fatigue as well as hunger.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Aching with fatigue and excitement, he sat down.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
The excitement of the last hours had fatigued her, and she felt an unaccountable apathy.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The charming room here greatly lessens the fatigue of this fatiguing week.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens

In poetry:

I fear no more the dust and heat,
No more I feel fatigue,
While journeying with another's feet
O'er many a lengthening league.
"Travels" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When far from home, fatigued, oppressed,
In Thee we found our place of rest;
As exiles still, yet richly blest,
We cling, O Lord, to Thee.
"O Holy Saviour, Friend unseen," by Charlotte Elliott
Julian (going to her).
She is so flushed! I fear the child is ill.
I have fatigued her too much, wandering restless.
To-morrow I will take her to the sea.
"Within and Without: Part IV: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
The struggle for freedom has ended they say,
The days of fatigue and Remorse,
But our hearts one and all are in memory today,
We are losing our old friend, the Horse.
"Farewell Old War Horse" by Anonymous Oceania
The Scottish army was composed of men from various northern isles,
Who had travelled, no doubt, hundreds of miles;
And with hunger and fatigue many were like to faint,
But the brave heroes uttered no complaint.
"The Battle of Flodden Field" by William Topaz McGonagall
My limbs their youthful stride regain,
From off me fall fatigue and pain,
I mount more borne on wings than feet;
My blood in faster current flows,
Yet, like stream fed by mountain snows,
Is coolest when most fleet.
"Celestial Heights" by Alfred Austin

In news:

His dirt-spattered body trembles with fatigue.
LONDON – Running in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, Emmanuel Mutai's marathon training was intensifying when he began to feel increasingly fatigued.
Potent as a character actor, impressive if fatiguing as a lead, Will Ferrell possesses a comic gift that's linguistic as much as physical: The ursine clown's thunderstruck oaths in Anchorman (which he co-wrote) include "By the beard of Zeus".
Left untreated, varicose veins may worsen over time and can cause aching and feelings of fatigue as well as skin changes, rashes, redness, and sores.
To fight fatigue, irritability, and poor concentration power up with B vitamins.
When Weariness Becomes Chronic Fatigue.
'Black Ops 2' Tops 11M Units Sold In First Week, No Signs Of Call Of Duty Fatigue Yet.
Acupuncture helps alleviate fatigue in cancer patients.
Women in study had less physical, mental fatigue and better quality of life.
Acupuncture Might Ease Fatigue Linked to Breast Cancer.
Older women, in particular, say their post-cancer fatigue severely affects their mood and quality of life.
Acupuncture may help relieve fatigue in women who've had breast cancer, a new UK study suggests.
Alarm fatigue, in which staff become overwhelmed by the sheer number of alarms.
Exercise helps alleviate cancer-treatment fatigue.
Nuggets counting on altitude , fatigue factor vs Lakers.

In science:

Example 2 (Increased cycling rate for low-cycle fatigue tests ).
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Fatigue life is typically measured in cycles to failure.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Some fatigue tests are conducted to estimate crack growth rates, often as a function of explanatory variables like stress and temperature.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Other fatigue tests measure cycles to failure.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Cycling rates in fatigue tests are generally increased to a point where the desired response can still be measured without distortion.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models