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fatigue

noun uk   /fəˈtiːɡ/ us  

fatigue noun (TIREDNESS/WEAKNESS)

[U] formal extreme tiredness: She was suffering from fatigue. [U] specialized engineering weakness in something, such as a metal part or structure, often caused by repeated bending: The crash was caused by metal fatigue in one of the propeller blades.

fatigue noun (ARMY)

fatigues [plural] specialized a loose, brownish-green uniform worn by soldiers: army fatigues work such as cleaning or cooking, done by soldiers, often as punishment: Get dressed right now or you'll find yourself on fatigues.

fatigue

verb [T] uk   /fəˈtiːɡ/ formal us  
to make someone extremely tired: The journey had fatigued him.
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