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fatigue Tweet Definition of fatigue Like Definition of fatigue on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion
  2. (countable) military menial labour
  3. (uncountable) material failure due to cyclic loading;
verb (fatigu, ing)
  1. (transitive) to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
  2. (intransitive) to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
fill Tweet Definition of fill Like Definition of fill on Facebook
noun
  1. The full amount which a person can eat and/or drink.
Don't feed him anymore, he's had his fill.
flashing Tweet Definition of flashing Like Definition of flashing on Facebook
noun
  1. The weatherproofing, weatherproofed shielding put around objects which protrude from the roof of a building, such as pipes, chimneys, or the edges of other roofs to deflect water away from the seams.
  2. The process of getting rid of gaps on shelves by bringing products from the back of the shelf to the front to create a 'fuller' shelf.
  3. The blinking of a light source, such as a light bulb or computer's cursor.
The incessant of the neon sign kept the neighborhood awake.
  1. An incidence of indecent exposure.
verb
  1. (present participle of, flash)
flume Tweet Definition of flume Like Definition of flume on Facebook
noun
  1. An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.
footbridge Tweet Definition of footbridge Like Definition of footbridge on Facebook
noun
  1. A bridge over a road, railway, river etc for pedestrians.
freeboard Tweet Definition of freeboard Like Definition of freeboard on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) The vertical distance between the waterline and the uppermost watertight deck of a vessel
    1. The similar distance between a water level and the top of something that contains or restrains it (such as a dam)

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