Meaning of “fatigue” in the English Dictionary

"fatigue" in British English

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uk /fəˈtiːɡ/ us /fəˈtiːɡ/


[ 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

UK work such as cleaning or cooking, done by soldiers, often as punishment:

Get dressed right now or you'll find yourself on fatigues.

fatigueverb [ T ]

uk /fəˈtiːɡ/ us /fəˈtiːɡ/ formal

to make someone extremely tired:

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 extremely tired:

The doctor said he was suffering from fatigue and work-related stress.

(Definition of “fatigue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)