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Definition of "strain":

noun: the act of singing


noun: an intense or violent exertion


noun: an effortful attempt to attain a goal


noun: the general meaning or substance of an utterance


noun: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence


noun: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

"he created a new strain of sheep"


noun: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

"a new strain of microorganisms"


noun: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces


noun: injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain


noun: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

"his responsibilities were a constant strain"


noun: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

"she endured the stresses and strains of life"


verb: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious


verb: alter the shape of (something) by stress


verb: to exert much effort or energy

"straining our ears to hear"


verb: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

"Don't strain your mind too much"


verb: rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender


verb: remove by passing through a filter


verb: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements


verb: become stretched or tense or taut

"the rope strained when the weight was attached"


verb: test the limits of



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