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English noun: fatigue

1. fatigue (state) temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymstiredness, weariness

Broader (hypernym)temporary state

Narrower (hyponym)asthenopia, exhaustion, eyestrain, grogginess, jet lag, logginess, loginess

2. fatigue (state) used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

SamplesMetal fatigue.

Broader (hypernym)failing, weakness

3. fatigue (feeling) (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something

SamplesHe 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.

Broader (hypernym)boredom, ennui, tedium

4. fatigue (act) labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)

SamplesThe soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson.
They were assigned to kitchen fatigues.

Synonymsfatigue duty

Broader (hypernym)assignment, duty assignment

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

English verb: fatigue

1. fatigue (body) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

SamplesI'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food.

Synonymsjade, pall, tire, weary

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

Narrower (hyponym)conk out, peter out, poop out, retire, run down, run out, withdraw

2. fatigue (body) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

SamplesWe wore ourselves out on this hike.

ExamplesSam cannot fatigue Sue

Synonymsfag, fag out, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)indispose

Narrower (hyponym)beat, exhaust, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, tucker, tucker out, wash up

Causefatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

Antonymsrefreshen, freshen, refresh

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