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Languor Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    languor n
  1. a relaxed comfortable feeling [syn: dreaminess]
  2. a feeling of lack of interest or energy [syn: lassitude, listlessness]
  3. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy [syn: lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm]
Languor Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Languor \Lan"guor\, n. [OE. langour, OF. langour, F. langueur, L. languor. See Languish.]
  1. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity.
  2. Any enfeebling disease. [Obs.] Sick men with divers languors. --Wyclif (Luke iv. 40).
  3. Listless indolence; dreaminess. Pope. `` German dreams, Italian languors.'' --The Century. Syn: Feebleness; weakness; faintness; weariness; dullness; heaviness; lassitude; listlessness.
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Fatigue (also called exhaustion, lethargy, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness) is a state of awareness describing a range of afflictions, usually associated with physical and/or mental weakness, though varying from a general state of lethargy to a specific work-induced burning sensation within one's muscles. Physical fatigue is the inability to continue functioning at the level of one's normal abilities. It is ubiquitous in everyday life, but usually becomes particularly noticeable during heavy exercise. Mental fatigue, on the other hand, rather manifests in somnolence (sleepiness).

Fatigue is considered a symptom, as opposed to a medical sign, because it is reported by the patient instead of being observed by others. Fatigue and ‘feelings of fatigue’ are often confused.

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