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Definition of Strain

What is the definition of STRAIN?

Here is a list of definitions for strain.

  1. (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  2. difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
  3. a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  4. (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
  5. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
  6. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
  7. injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
  8. the general meaning or substance of an utterance; "although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument"
  9. an effortful attempt to attain a goal
  10. an intense or violent exertion
  11. the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"

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What are the verbs of the STRAIN?

  1. to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
  2. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
  3. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
  4. separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  5. cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
  6. become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed"; "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
  7. remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"
  8. rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
  9. alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"

What are the synonyms of the word STRAIN?

What is another word for STRAIN?. Here is a list of synonyms for STRAIN.

  1. STRAIN - What dictionaries does STRAIN exist in?
  2. STRESS - What dictionaries does STRESS exist in?
  3. TUNE - What dictionaries does TUNE exist in?
  4. MELODY - What dictionaries does MELODY exist in?
  5. AIR - What dictionaries does AIR exist in?
  6. melodic line
  7. LINE - What dictionaries does LINE exist in?
  8. melodic phrase
  9. mental strain
  10. nervous strain
  11. BREED - What dictionaries does BREED exist in?
  12. STOCK - What dictionaries does STOCK exist in?
  13. FORM - What dictionaries does FORM exist in?
  14. VARIANT - What dictionaries does VARIANT exist in?
  15. VAR. - What dictionaries does VAR. exist in?
  16. TENOR - What dictionaries does TENOR exist in?
  17. STRIVING - What dictionaries does STRIVING exist in?
  18. NISUS - What dictionaries does NISUS exist in?
  19. PAINS - What dictionaries does PAINS exist in?
  20. STRAINING - What dictionaries does STRAINING exist in?
  21. SONG - What dictionaries does SONG exist in?
  22. STRIVE - What dictionaries does STRIVE exist in?
  23. REACH - What dictionaries does REACH exist in?
  24. TRY - What dictionaries does TRY exist in?
  25. EXTEND - What dictionaries does EXTEND exist in?
  26. SIFT - What dictionaries does SIFT exist in?
  27. SIEVE - What dictionaries does SIEVE exist in?
  28. TENSE - What dictionaries does TENSE exist in?
  29. tense up
  30. FILTER - What dictionaries does FILTER exist in?
  31. FILTRATE - What dictionaries does FILTRATE exist in?
  32. separate out
  33. filter out
  34. PUREE - What dictionaries does PUREE exist in?
  35. DEFORM - What dictionaries does DEFORM exist in?
  36. DISTORT - What dictionaries does DISTORT exist in?

Words beginning with STRAIN?

We only list the first 50 results for words beginning with STRAIN.

  1. strained
  2. strainedly
  3. strainer
  4. strainers
  5. straining
  6. strainings
  7. strains
  8. straint
  9. straints

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