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1‘his face was grey with fatigue’
tiredness, weariness, exhaustion, overtiredness
lethargy, sluggishness, lassitude, debility, enervation, listlessness, prostration, lack of energy, lack of vitality
2fatigues‘right, Private, it's kitchen fatigues for you’
menial work, drudgery, chores, donkey work
informal dirty work, skivvying
3fatigues‘a conscript dressed in battle fatigues’
khakis, camouflage clothing, camouflage gear
informal camo clothing, camo gear
1‘the troops were fatigued by nine days of marching’
tire, tire out, exhaust, wear out, drain, make weary, weary, wash out, tax, overtax, overtire, jade, make sleepy
informal knock out, take it out of, do in, fag out, whack, poop, shatter, bush, frazzle, wear to a frazzle
British informal knacker
British vulgar slang shag out
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