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metal fatigue

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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metal fatigueˈmetal faˌtigue noun [uncountable]  TITEweakness in metal that makes it likely to break, caused for example by frequent shaking over a long period
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metal fatigueIt is not just artistic ephemera which suffer from metal fatigue in the heat of ubiquitous exposure.Cecilia attributed the marks to some kind of metal fatigue or rust.
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