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 for fatigue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fatigue \Fa*tigue"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fatigued; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Fatiguing, n.] [Cf. F. fatiguer. See Fatigue, n.]
     To weary with labor or any bodily or mental exertion; to
     harass with toil; to exhaust the strength or endurance of; to
     Syn: To jade; tire; weary; bore. See Jade.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fatigue \Fa*tigue"\, n. [F., fr. fatiguer to fatigue, L.
     fatigare; cf. L. affatim sufficiently.]
     1. Weariness from bodily labor or mental exertion; lassitude
        or exhaustion of strength.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The cause of weariness; labor; toil; as, the fatigues of
        war. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. The weakening of a metal when subjected to repeated
        vibrations or strains.
        [1913 Webster]
     Fatigue call (Mil.), a summons, by bugle or drum, to
        perform fatigue duties.
     Fatigue dress, the working dress of soldiers.
     Fatigue duty (Mil.), labor exacted from soldiers aside from
        the use of arms. --Farrow.
     Fatigue party, a party of soldiers on fatigue duty.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard
           physical or mental work; "he was hospitalized for extreme
           fatigue"; "growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in
           the execution of their athletic skills"; "weariness
           overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep" [syn:
           fatigue, weariness, tiredness]
      2: used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state
         caused by long stress; "metal fatigue"
      3: (always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from
         overexposure to something; "he was suffering from museum
         fatigue"; "after watching TV with her husband she had a bad
         case of football fatigue"; "the American public is
         experiencing scandal fatigue"; "political fatigue"
      4: labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or
         digging or draining or so on); "the soldiers were put on
         fatigue to teach them a lesson"; "they were assigned to
         kitchen fatigues" [syn: fatigue duty, fatigue]
      v 1: lose interest or become bored with something or somebody;
           "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my
           food" [syn: tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade]
      2: exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or
         stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire,
         wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out,
         outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigue] [ant:
         freshen, refresh, refreshen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  251 Moby Thesaurus words for "fatigue":
     abatement, abscess, acedia, adynamia, ague, anemia, ankylosis,
     annoy, anoxia, apathy, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atony,
     atrophy, attenuation, attrition, backache,
     be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, beat, blah feeling, bleeding,
     blennorhea, bloodlessness, blow, blunting, boredom, bother,
     break down, burn out, cachexia, cachexy, chill, chills, colic,
     collapse, constipation, convulsion, coughing, cowardice, crack up,
     cyanosis, damping, deadening, debilitate, debilitation, debility,
     deplete, devitalization, diarrhea, dilution, dirty work, disable,
     dizziness, do in, do up, donkeywork, drag on, drain, droop, drop,
     dropsy, drowsiness, drudgery, dulling, dullness, dysentery,
     dyspepsia, dyspnea, edema, effemination, emaciation, employment,
     enervate, enervation, enfeeblement, ennui, etiolation,
     evisceration, exhaust, exhaustion, extenuation, fag, fag out,
     faint, fainting, faintness, feebleness, fever, fibrillation,
     flabbiness, flaccidity, flag, flux, frazzle, gasp, get tired,
     give out, glut, go on forever, grind, grow weary, growth,
     handiwork, handwork, harass, heaviness, hebetude, hemorrhage,
     high blood pressure, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus,
     impotence, inanimation, inanition, indifference, indigestion,
     industry, inflammation, insomnia, irk, itching, jade, jadedness,
     jaundice, knock out, knock up, labor, labored breathing,
     lackadaisicalness, languidness, languishment, languor,
     languorousness, lassitude, lenitude, lentor, lethargy, lick,
     lick of work, lifelessness, listlessness, low blood pressure,
     lumbago, manual labor, marasmus, mitigation, moil, nasal discharge,
     nausea, necrosis, oscitancy, overfatigue, overstrain, overtire,
     overweary, pain, pall, pant, paralysis, passivity, peter out,
     phlegm, play out, poop, poop out, prostrate, prostration, pruritus,
     puff, puff and blow, rash, rat race, reduction, relaxation, rheum,
     run down, run out, satedness, satiate, sclerosis, scut work,
     seizure, shock, sink, skin eruption, slackening, slavery,
     sleepiness, sloth, slothfulness, slowness, sluggishness, sneezing,
     softening, softness, somnolence, sore, spadework, spasm,
     strengthlessness, stroke, stroke of work, stupefaction, stupor,
     succumb, supineness, sweat, tabes, tachycardia, task, thinning,
     tire, tire out, tire to death, tiredness, tiresome work, toil,
     torpidity, torpidness, torpitude, torpor, travail, treadmill,
     tucker, tumor, upset stomach, use up, vertigo, vex, vomiting,
     wasting, weaken, weakening, weakliness, weakness, wear, wear down,
     wear on, wear out, weariness, weary, wheeze, wilt, wind, work,

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