from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive fatigue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To fatigue to excess; to tire out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive fatigue.
  • transitive v. To fatigue to excess; to tire out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive fatigue carried beyond the normal recuperative power of the individual.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. tire excessively


over- +‎ fatigue (Wiktionary)


  • Beulah's excitement on these various counts, combined with indiscretions in the matter of overshoes and overfatigue, made her an easy victim to a wandering grip germ.

    Turn About Eleanor

  • They suggest improvements in conditions and are awake to signs of illness or overfatigue.

    Women and War Work

  • The doctor had discontinued calling, and said the attack was more of overfatigue from the march on Memorial Day than anything else.

    Dorothy Dale : a girl of today

  • Undue irritation of the sexual organs causes disorder of the nervous system, and if continued it will result ultimately in overfatigue and failure of the nervous activities which control the normal functions of every organ in the body.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)

  • It teaches you just how long a man can carry a musket in one position without overfatigue, just how hard it is to keep awake on sentry duty after an exhausting day's march.

    Public Speaking

  • Always overexcitement and overfatigue are to be avoided.

    Problems of Conduct

  • It might mean a temporary breakdown from overfatigue or a sickening for deadly illness.

    The Shuttle

  • In general, overstrain of any kind tends to overfatigue.

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

  • The normal man and woman should find no difficulty in having complete movements regularly two or three times a day by merely living a reasonable life, being careful especially to avoid overfatigue, to include sufficient bulk in the food, to take regular exercise, including, in particular, breathing exercises, and to maintain an erect carriage.

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

  • But he should not force himself to eat beyond his natural capacity to digest and assimilate the food, while overfatigue and exhausting physical exertion should be carefully avoided.

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science


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