fatigue clothes


fatigue clothes
a soldier's uniform for fatigue duty. Also called fatigues.
[1830-40]

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  • fatigue clothes — a soldier s uniform for fatigue duty. Also called fatigues. [1830 40] * * * fatigue clothes, military clothes of herringbone twill worn with boots for fatigue duty; fatigues …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatigue — [fə tēg′] n. [Fr < fatiguer < L fatigare, to weary < * fatis, exhaustion < base of fames, hunger (see FAMINE) + agere, to drive, make (see ACT1)] 1. physical or mental exhaustion; weariness 2. the cause of this; hard work; toil 3. any …   English World dictionary

  • fatigue — fatigueless, adj. fatiguingly, adv. /feuh teeg /, n., adj., v., fatigued, fatiguing. n. 1. weariness from bodily or mental exertion. 2. a cause of weariness; slow ordeal; exertion: the fatigue of driving for many hours. 3. Physiol. temporary… …   Universalium

  • fatigue — fa•tigue [[t]fəˈtig[/t]] n. adj. v. tigued, ti•guing 1) phl weariness from bodily or mental exertion 2) a cause of weariness; labor; exertion 3) phl temporary diminution of the irritability or functioning of organs, tissues, or cells after… …   From formal English to slang

  • fatigue — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 great tiredness ADJECTIVE ▪ extreme, severe ▪ swimmers who are in a state of extreme fatigue ▪ growing ▪ chronic ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • fatigue — [[t]fəti͟ːg[/t]] fatigues 1) N UNCOUNT Fatigue is a feeling of extreme physical or mental tiredness. She continued to have severe stomach cramps, aches, fatigue, and depression... Clarke says his team could have lasted another 15 days before… …   English dictionary

  • fatigue — fa|tigue [fəˈti:g] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Latin fatigare to make tired ] 1.) [U] very great tiredness = ↑exhaustion with fatigue ▪ Sam s face was grey with fatigue. from fatigue ▪ He s suffering from physical and mental f …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatigue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. weary, tire, exhaust; jade, fag; bore, irk, wear; weaken, debilitate, overstrain, overtax, overwork. n. tiredness, weariness, exhaustion, lassitude, feebleness; exertion, strain; faintness, labor,… …   English dictionary for students

  • fatigue — 1 noun 1 (U) very great tiredness: Steve was pale with fatigue after two sleepless nights. 2 (U) a weakness in metal or wood, caused when it is bent or stretched many times, which is likely to make it break; metal fatigue 3 fatigues (plural) a)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatigue dress — fatigues, military clothes worn for nonmilitary work (cleaning, repairs, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary


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