Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Weary; fatigued
  • v. To tire or make weary

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To weary or tire out; to fatigue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To weary or tire.

Etymologies

From Latin verb defatigare and adjective defatigatus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And therefore to tarry this messenger any longer at this time I thought but folly, for that I shall be ready sooner at night if it please her Highness to understand what answer she will make to my suit; or if it will not be known this night, as I doubt, for her Grace is as it were ever defatigate with her late business in dispatching the King of Bohemia's ambassadors, I shall know as soon as I may what her Grace's determination shall be; and that known, I shall with all expedition intimate the same unto you, that so the poor man may be certified of her Grace's pleasure.

    Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

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