|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.||a. any of the mainly domestic duties performed by military personnel, esp as a punishment|
|b. (as modifier): fatigue duties|
|7.||(pl) special clothing worn by military personnel to carry out such duties|
|—vb , -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|
|[C17: from French, from fatiguer to tire, from Latin fatīgāre]|
fatigue fa·tigue (fə-tēg')
Physical or mental weariness resulting from exertion.
A sensation of boredom and lassitude due to absence of stimulation, to monotony, or to lack of interest in one's surroundings.
The decreased capacity or complete inability of an organism, an organ, or a part to function normally because of excessive stimulation or prolonged exertion.