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  ( fatigues    plural  )
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 fatigue would have begun to take a toll.     
2       n-uncount   You can say that people are suffering from a particular kind of fatigue when they have been doing something for a long time and feel they can no longer continue to do it.  
with supp, usu n N  
...compassion fatigue caused by endless TV and celebrity appeals., ...the result of four months of battle fatigue.     
3       n-plural   Fatigues are clothes that soldiers wear when they are fighting or when they are doing routine jobs.  
He never expected to return home wearing US combat fatigues.     
4       n-uncount   Fatigue in metal or wood is a weakness in it that is caused by repeated stress. Fatigue can cause the metal or wood to break.  
usu n N  
The problem turned out to be metal fatigue in the fuselage.     

chronic fatigue syndrome     
Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness that is thought to be caused by a virus, and which affects people for a long period of time. Its symptoms include tiredness and aching muscles. The abbreviation CFS is often used.      n-uncount   (=ME)  
post-viral fatigue syndrome      , post-viral syndrome  
Post-viral fatigue syndrome is a long-lasting illness that is thought to be caused by a virus. Its symptoms include feeling tired all the time and muscle pain.     (MEDICAL)      n-uncount  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


      vb   drain, drain of energy, exhaust, fag (out)     (informal)   jade, knacker     (slang)   overtire, poop     (informal)   take it out of     (informal)   tire, weaken, wear out, weary, whack     (Brit. informal)  
      n   debility, ennui, heaviness, languor, lethargy, listlessness, overtiredness, tiredness  
,       vb   refresh, rejuvenate, relieve, rest, revive, stimulate  
      n   alertness, animation, energy, freshness, get-up-and-go     (informal)   go, indefatigability, life, vigour, zest  

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