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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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