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FATIGUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fatigue mean? 

FATIGUE (noun)
  The noun FATIGUE has 4 senses:

1. temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
2. used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
3. (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something
4. labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)

  Familiarity information: FATIGUE used as a noun is uncommon.


FATIGUE (verb)
  The verb FATIGUE has 2 senses:

1. get tired of something or somebody
2. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

  Familiarity information: FATIGUE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FATIGUE (noun)


Sense 1fatigue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

fatigue; tiredness; weariness

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("fatigue" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fatigue"):

asthenopia; eyestrain (a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem)

jet lag (fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel)

exhaustion (extreme fatigue)

grogginess (a groggy state resulting from weariness)

logginess; loginess (a dull and listless state resulting from weariness)


Sense 2fatigue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

metal fatigue

Hypernyms ("fatigue" is a kind of...):

failing; weakness (a flaw or weak point)


Sense 3fatigue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("fatigue" is a kind of...):

boredom; ennui; tedium (the feeling of being bored by something tedious)


Sense 4fatigue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fatigue duty; fatigue

Context examples:

the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson / they were assigned to kitchen fatigues

Hypernyms ("fatigue" is a kind of...):

assignment; duty assignment (a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces))

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


FATIGUE (verb)


Sense 1fatigue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get tired of something or somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

fatigue; jade; tire; weary; pall

Hypernyms (to "fatigue" is one way to...):

degenerate; deteriorate; devolve; drop (grow worse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fatigue"):

conk out; peter out; poop out; run down; run out (use up all one's strength and energy and stop working)

retire; withdraw (lose interest)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2fatigue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

weary; fag out; wear upon; wear out; wear down; tire out; tire; outwear; jade; fatigue; fag; wear

Context example:

We wore ourselves out on this hike

Hypernyms (to "fatigue" is one way to...):

indispose (cause to feel unwell)

Cause:

fatigue; jade; pall; tire; weary (get tired of something or somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fatigue"):

beat; exhaust; tucker; tucker out; wash up (wear out completely)

overfatigue; overtire; overweary (tire excessively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot fatigue Sue


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