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fatigued

[fuh-teegd] /fəˈtigd/
adjective
1.
tired; wearied.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; fatigue + -ed2
Related forms
unfatigued, adjective
Synonyms
See tired1 .

fatigue

[fuh-teeg] /fəˈtig/
noun
1.
weariness from bodily or mental exertion.
2.
a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion:
the fatigue of driving for many hours.
3.
Physiology. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation.
4.
Civil Engineering. the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to stress, especially a repeated series of stresses.
5.
Also called fatigue duty. Military.
  1. labor of a generally nonmilitary kind done by soldiers, such as cleaning up an area, digging drainage ditches, or raking leaves.
  2. the state of being engaged in such labor:
    on fatigue.
6.
fatigues, Military, fatigue clothes.
adjective
7.
of or relating 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.
verb (used with object), fatigued, fatiguing.
8.
to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust the strength of:
Endless chatter fatigues me.
9.
Civil Engineering. to subject (a material) to fatigue.
verb (used without object), fatigued, fatiguing.
10.
to become fatigued.
11.
Civil Engineering. (of a material) to undergo fatigue.
Origin
1685-95; < French fatigue (noun), fatiguer (v.) < Latin fatīgāre to tire
Related forms
fatigueless, adjective
fatiguingly, adverb
antifatigue, adjective
unfatiguing, adjective
Synonyms
8. tire, debilitate, enervate.
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  • fatigued driving is best explained as driving when you are tired or sleepy.
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  • The idea is to exercise muscles that haven't been fatigued.
  • Once it's fatigued, it works less well until it recuperates.
  • During the first few days, subjects sleeping less than eight hours admitted to being fatigued and lacking alertness.
  • The pelvic tilt alleviates tight or fatigued lower back muscles.
  • Immensely fatigued, he had a particularly slow recovery from an appendectomy.
  • Although people are fatigued or can't do as much as they could before, they slowly adapt their lifestyle.
  • Driving when you are fatigued has serious consequences.
British Dictionary definitions for fatigued

fatigue

/fəˈtiːɡ/
noun
1.
physical or mental exhaustion due to exertion
2.
a tiring activity or effort
3.
(physiol) the temporary inability of an organ or part to respond to a stimulus because of overactivity
4.
the progressive cracking of a material subjected to alternating stresses, esp vibrations
5.
the temporary inability to respond to a situation or perform a function, because of overexposure or overactivity: compassion fatigue
6.
  1. any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment
  2. (as modifier): fatigue duties
7.
(pl) special clothing worn by military personnel to carry out such duties
verb -tigues, -tiguing, -tigued
8.
to make or become weary or exhausted
9.
to crack or break (a material or part) by inducing fluctuating stresses in it, or (of a metal or part) to become weakened or fail as a result of fluctuating stresses
Derived Forms
fatigable (ˈfætɪɡəbəl) adjective
fatigueless, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from French, from fatiguer to tire, from Latin fatīgāre
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Word Origin and History for fatigued

fatigue

n.

1660s, "that which causes weariness," from French fatigue "weariness," from fatiguer "to tire," from Latin fatigare, originally "to cause to break down," later, "to weary, fatigue, tire out," from pre-Latin adj. *fati-agos "driving to the point of breakdown," from Old Latin *fatis (of unknown origin, related to adv. affatim "sufficiently" and to fatisci "crack, split") + root of agere "to drive" (see act (n.)). Meaning "weariness from exertion" is from 1719.

v.

1690s, from French fatiguer (15c.), from fatigue (see fatigue (n.). Earlier in same sense was fatigate (1530s). Related: Fatigued; fatiguing.

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fatigued in Medicine

fatigue fa·tigue (fə-tēg')
n.

  1. Physical or mental weariness resulting from exertion.

  2. A sensation of boredom and lassitude due to absence of stimulation, to monotony, or to lack of interest in one's surroundings.

  3. The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism, an organ, or a part to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.

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