fatigue

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1. Human: Physiological and/or psychological state characterized by diminished capacity to perform, and usually accompanied by a feeling of tiredness. It normally results from exertion beyond one's normal ability, but may also be caused or aggravated by ill health, physical and emotional aspects of the work environment, worries, or mental conflict.
2. Metal: Phenomenon by which a material may fracture under cyclic stresses, even by those below its ultimate breaking strength (called tensile strength). Metal fatigue is one of the most common forms of failure of material under repeated and reversed stresses.
See also fatigue strength.

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The combination of jet lag and rich food added to the weary tourist's fatigue, and all he wanted now was a nap.
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After waiting tables for six hours, picking up her son from daycare, and arguing with her brother over the phone, Tammy felt a great deal of fatigue.
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After doing a spin class, a kick boxing class, a yoga class and going for a mile run fatigue set in.
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