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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fatigue  \Fa*tigue"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  fatiguer  to  fatigue,  L. 
  fatigare;  cf  L.  affatim  sufficiently.] 
  1.  Weariness  from  bodily  labor  or  mental  exertion;  lassitude 
  or  exhaustion  of  strength. 
 
  2.  The  cause  of  weariness;  labor;  toil;  as  the  fatigues  of 
  war.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  The  weakening  of  a  metal  when  subjected  to  repeated 
  vibrations  or  strains. 
 
  {Fatigue  call}  (Mil.),  a  summons,  by  bugle  or  drum,  to 
  perform  fatigue  duties. 
 
  {Fatigue  dress},  the  working  dress  of  soldiers. 
 
  {Fatigue  duty}  (Mil.),  labor  exacted  from  soldiers  aside  from 
  the  use  of  arms.  --Farrow. 
 
  {Fatigue  party},  a  party  of  soldiers  on  fatigue  duty. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fatigue  \Fa*tigue"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fatigued};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Fatiguing},  n.]  [Cf.  F.  fatiguer.  See  {Fatigue},  n.] 
  To  weary  with  labor  or  any  bodily  or  mental  exertion;  to 
  harass  with  toil;  to  exhaust  the  strength  or  endurance  of  to 
  tire. 
 
  Syn:  To  jade;  tire;  weary;  bore.  See  {Jade}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fatigue 
  n  1:  temporary  loss  of  strength  and  energy  resulting  from  hard 
  physical  or  mental  work  [syn:  {weariness},  {tiredness}] 
  2:  a  lack  of  vitality  [syn:  {anemia},  {anaemia}] 
  3:  (of  materials  (especially  metals))  the  state  of  being 
  weakened  by  long  stress:  "metal  fatigue" 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {fatigue  duty}] 
  v  1:  get  tired  of  something  or  somebody  [syn:  {tire},  {pall},  {weary}, 
  {jade}] 
  2:  exhaust  or  tire  though  overuse  or  great  strain  or  stress; 
  "We  wore  ourselves  out  on  this  hike"  [syn:  {tire},  {wear 
  upon},  {tire  out},  {wear},  {weary},  {jade},  {wear  out},  {outwear}, 
  {wear  down},  {fag  out},  {fag}]  [ant:  {refresh}] 




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