A Word A Day : fatigue

Friday, 20th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...

fatigue :

Definition :

noun :

1. weariness from bodily or mental exertion

2. a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion

3. temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after excessive exertion or stimulation

adjective :

4. of or pertaining to fatigues or any clothing made to resemble them

verb :

5. to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust the strength of

6. to become fatigued

Related Forms :

fatigueless : adjective

fatiguingly : adverb

usage :

  • Endless chatter fatigues me.

  • The guerrilla band wore fatigue pants and field jackets.

  • She brought fatigue shorts to wear on the hike.

  • the fatigue of driving for many hours

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