(noun, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): tiredness, weariness

Definition categories: state

2. used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress

- metal fatigue

Definition categories: state, failing, weakness

3. (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

Definition categories: feeling, boredom, ennui, tedium

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

- they were assigned to kitchen fatigues

Definition categories: act, assignment


1. lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

Similar word(s): jade, pall, tire, weary

Definition categories: body, degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

2. exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Similar word(s): jade, outwear, tire, wear, weary

Definition categories: body, indispose