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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 fatigues word

  • noun fatigues weariness from bodily or mental exertion. 2
  • noun fatigues a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion: the fatigue of driving for many hours. 1
  • noun fatigues Physiology. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation. 1
  • noun fatigues Civil Engineering. the weakening or breakdown of material subjected to stress, especially a repeated series of stresses. 1
  • noun fatigues 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 fatigues fatigues, Military. fatigue clothes. 1

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Origin of fatigues

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 Fatigues


fatigues 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 fatigues

noun fatigues

Top questions with fatigues

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