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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-teeg]
    • /fəˈtig/
    • /fəˈtiː.ɡɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-teeg]
    • /fəˈtig/

Definitions of fatiguing word

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

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Origin of fatiguing

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 Fatiguing


fatiguing 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.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fatiguing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fatiguing

adj fatiguing

  • wearing — gradually impairing or wasting: Reading small print can be wearing on the eyes.
  • taxing — wearingly burdensome: the day-to-day, taxing duties of a supervisor.
  • tiresome — causing or liable to cause a person to tire; wearisome: a tiresome job.
  • debilitating — tending to weaken or enfeeble
  • sapping — Fortification. a deep, narrow trench constructed so as to form an approach to a besieged place or an enemy's position.

adjective fatiguing

  • depleting — Present participle of deplete.
  • draining — Present participle of drain.
  • exhausting — Making one feel very tired; very tiring.

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