A weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion.
, date=December 29
, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Alan Pardew finished by far the most frustrated man at the Emirates, blaming fatigue
for the fact that Arsenal were able to kill his team off in the dying minutes.}}
A menial task, especially in the military.
(engineering) A mechanism of material failure involving of crack growth caused by low-stress cyclic loading.
* 2013 , N. Dowling, Mechanical Behaviour of Materials , page 399
- Mechanical failures due to fatigue have been the subject of engineering efforts for more than 150 years.
* fatigues (military work clothing)
to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
(intransitive, engineering, of a material specimen) to undergo the process of fatigue; to fail as a result of fatigue.
(pathology) A condition characterized by extreme fatigue or drowsiness, or prolonged sleep patterns.
* c. 1599 , (William Shakespeare), King Henry IV, Part 2 :
* 2003 , Amanda Ripley, "At Last, the Pill for Men", Time , 20 Oct 2003:
- This Apoplexie is (as I take it) a kind of Lethargie , a sleeping of the blood, a horson Tingling.
A state of extreme torpor or apathy, especially with lack of emotion or interest; loosely, sluggishness, laziness.
- So in order to avoid unpleasant side effects like lethargy and sexual dysfunction, most recent trials also gave men testosterone supplements.
* 1995 , Bruce W Nelan, "Crime and Punishment", Time , 20 Mar 1995:
- Europe lay then under a deep lethargy .
* 2008 , Nick Fletcher, The Guardian , 9 May 2008:
- Yakovlev, one of the architects of the reforms put in place by Mikhail Gorbachev, says he too is "amazed" at the government's lethargy .
- The increase in mining stocks helped the FTSE 100 shake off some earlier lethargy and close 9.8 points higher at 6270.8, despite the disappointment of unchanged UK interest rates.