fatigue Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fatigue” in the English Dictionary

"fatigue" in British English

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uk   us   /fəˈtiːɡ/


[U] formal extremetiredness: She was suffering from fatigue. [U] specialized engineering weakness in something, such as a ​metalpart or ​structure, often ​caused by ​repeatedbending: The ​crash was ​caused by metal fatigue in one of the ​propellerblades.

fatigue noun (ARMY)

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

fatigueverb [T]

uk   us   /fəˈtiːɡ/ formal
to make someone ​extremelytired: The ​journey had fatigued him.
(Definition of fatigue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fatigue" in American English

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fatiguenoun [U]

 us   /fəˈtiɡ/
the ​condition of being ​extremelytired: The ​doctor said he was ​suffering from fatigue and work-related ​stress.
(Definition of fatigue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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