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Definition of STRAIN
Pronunciation : STRAIN

noun : STRAIN

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 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 ;

  • 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates" ;

verb : STRAIN

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby" ;


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