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Definition of STRAINING
Pronunciation : STRAINING


Source:WordNet 3.1


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" ;

Adjective : STRAINING

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance; "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt ;

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