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  • n  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
  • n  used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
    metal fatigue
  • n  (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
    political fatigue
  • n  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
  • v  lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  • v  exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

  • What the researchers believe explains the improvement is fatigue or more precisely, what the fatigue represents.
  • These are very clearly the result of a reduction in staffing, a decline in experience, and an increase in the use of employee overtime, which leads to increased fatigue.
  • Some years ago a German physician reported that workers in the mines could be relieved from fatigue by small doses of sodium phosphate.
News & Articles


  • Justine Henin in TSN
    My nerves were simply not strong enough,Henin said. "I felt very nervous, very upset, which is normally not the way I am. Maybe today I was feeling some nervous fatigue. Maybe that nervous fatigue prevented me from seeing things in a...
  • Phil Jackson in The Associated Press
    With the Boston team obviously I saw Garnett fatigue,coach Phil Jackson said. "And that's been one of the issues we've had all the way through this series, is run him hard and keep running him if you get a chance because fatigue will...
  • John McCain in International Herald Tribune
    All we have achieved are remarkably similar newspaper accounts of our inflated sense of the drama of this display and our own temporary physical fatigue,said Sen. John McCain, presidential candidate and the top Republican on the Armed...

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