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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-teeg]
    • /fəˈtig/
    • /fəˈtiːɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-teeg]
    • /fəˈtig/

Definitions of fatigue word

  • noun fatigue weariness from bodily or mental exertion. 1
  • noun fatigue a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion: the fatigue of driving for many hours. 1
  • noun fatigue Physiology. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation. 1
  • noun fatigue Civil Engineering. the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to stress, especially a repeated series of stresses. 1
  • noun fatigue Also called fatigue duty. Military. labor of a generally nonmilitary kind done by soldiers, such as cleaning up an area, digging drainage ditches, or raking leaves. the state of being engaged in such labor: on fatigue. 1
  • noun fatigue fatigues, Military. fatigue clothes. 1

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Origin of fatigue

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
1685-95; < French fatigue (noun), fatiguer (v.) < Latin fatīgāre to tire

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Parts of speech for Fatigue


fatigue popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fatigue

noun fatigue

  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.
  • lethargy — the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.
  • weariness — physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
  • debility — Debility is a weakness of a person's body or mind, especially one caused by an illness.
  • feebleness — physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.

verb fatigue

  • jade — James' DSSSL Engine
  • disable — make not work
  • weaken — to make weak or weaker.
  • sink — to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often followed by in or into): The battleship sank within two hours. His foot sank in the mud. Her head sinks into the pillows.
  • drain — to withdraw or draw off (a liquid) gradually; remove slowly or by degrees, as by filtration: to drain oil from a crankcase.

Antonyms for fatigue

noun fatigue

  • health — the general condition of the body or mind with reference to soundness and vigor: good health; poor health.
  • vigor — active strength or force.
  • freshness — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • ability — Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it.
  • strength — the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor.

verb fatigue

  • grow — to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • pour — to send (a liquid, fluid, or anything in loose particles) flowing or falling, as from one container to another, or into, over, or on something: to pour a glass of milk; to pour water on a plant.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.

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