metal fatigue

/ˈmɛtl fətig/ (say 'metl fuhteeg)

noun
the cumulative damage suffered by metal which is subjected to repeated stress causing it to suffer localised cracking or damage and ultimate failure under load.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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