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Dictionary definition for: Fatigue

1. (n) temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work; "he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue" "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills" "weariness overcame her after twelve h

2. (v) get tired of something or somebody

3. (n) used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress; "metal fatigue"

4. (v) exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"

5. (n) (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something; "he 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" "po

6. (n) labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on) "the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson" "they were assigned to kitchen fatigues"

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