• A menial task, especially in the military.
  • A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
  • (engineering) A mechanism of material failure involving of crack growth caused by low-stress cyclic loading.


  • (intransitive) to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
  • (transitive) to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
  • (intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) to undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.

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