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Fatigue


FATIGUE, noun fatee'g. [Latin fatigo. it seems to be allied to fatisco; if so, the sense is a yielding or relaxing.]

1. Weariness with bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude or exhaustion of strength. We suffer fatigue of the mind as well as of the body.

2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as the fatigues of war.

3. The labors of military men, distinct from the use of arms; as a party of men on fatigue

FATIGUE, verb transitive fatee'g. [Latin fatigo.]

1. To tire; to weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to harass with toil; to exhaust the strength by severe or long continued exertion.

2. To weary by importunity; to harass.