• (British) IPA: /fəˈtiːɡ/


  1. A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
  2. (often in the plural) A menial task or tasks, especially in the military.
  3. (engineering) Material failure, such as cracking or separation, caused by stress on the material.
    • 2013, N. Dowling, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, page 399
      Mechanical failures due to fatigue have been the subject of engineering efforts for more than 150 years.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: corvée
  • Italian: corvé
  • Russian: наря́д
Translations Verb

fatigue (fatigues, present participle fatiguing; past and past participle fatigued)

  1. (transitive) to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
  2. (transitive, culinary) to wilt a salad by dressing or tossing it
    • 1927, Dorothy L. Sayers, Unnatural Death, chapter 1
      The handsome, silver-haired proprietor was absorbed in fatiguing a salad for a family party.
  3. (intransitive) to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
  4. (intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) to undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: fatigar
  • Russian: (perfective) уста́ть

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