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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin fatigare 'to make tired'

fatigue

noun
     
fa‧tigue
1 [uncountable] very great tiredness [= exhaustion]
with fatigue
Sam's face was grey with fatigue.
from fatigue
He's suffering from physical and mental fatigue.
2 [uncountable] technicalTBC a weakness in metal or wood, caused when it is bent or stretched many times, which is likely to make it break:
3

fatigues

[plural] loose-fitting army clothes

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