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strain

noun (n)

  • (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension (noun.state)
    Synonym: stress
    Example:
    She endured the stresses and strains of life.
    source: wordnet30
  • a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress (noun.state)
    Example:
    His responsibilities were a constant strain.
    The mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him.
    source: wordnet30
  • a special variety of domesticated animals within a species (noun.group)
    Synonym: breed, stock
    Example:
    He created a new strain of sheep.
    source: wordnet30
  • (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups (noun.group)
    Synonym: form, var., variant
    Example:
    A new strain of microorganisms.
    source: wordnet30
  • injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • the general meaning or substance of an utterance (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: tenor
    source: wordnet30
  • an effortful attempt to attain a goal (noun.act)
    Synonym: nisus, pains, striving
    source: wordnet30
  • an intense or violent exertion (noun.act)
    Synonym: straining
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of singing (noun.act)
    Synonym: song
    source: wordnet30
  • Race; stock; generation; descent; family. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of straining, or the state of being strained. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A cultural subvariety that is only slightly differentiated. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to exert much effort or energy (verb.competition)
    Synonym: reach, strive
    Example:
    Straining our ears to hear.
    source: wordnet30
  • test the limits of (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: stress, try
    source: wordnet30
  • use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: extend
    Example:
    Don't strain your mind too much.
    source: wordnet30
  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements (verb.contact)
    Synonym: sieve, sift
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • become stretched or tense or taut (verb.contact)
    Synonym: tense
    Example:
    The rope strained when the weight was attached.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove by passing through a filter (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender (verb.contact)
    Synonym: puree
    source: wordnet30
  • alter the shape of (something) by stress (verb.change)
    Synonym: deform, distort
    source: wordnet30
  • To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make violent efforts. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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