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Strain

Spanish
English

strain
N


strain
N

strain
N

strain
N

strain
N

strain
N

strain
N


to strain
V

to strain
V


to strain
VT


to strain one's eyes
V

to strain one's eyes
V

to strain
V

to strain
V

to strain
V

to strain
V

to strain
V

to strain
V


strained
ADJ

strained
ADJ

strained
ADJ

strained
ADJ

strainer
N


straining
N


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English Definitions

strain
N
(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
strain
N
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
strain
N
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
strain
N
(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
strain
N
a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
strain
N
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
strain
N
injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
strain
N
the general meaning or substance of an utterance
strain
N
an effortful attempt to attain a goal
strain
N
an intense or violent exertion
strain
N
the act of singing
strain
V
to exert much effort or energy
strain
V
test the limits of
strain
V
use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
strain
V
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
strain
V
cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
strain
V
become stretched or tense or taut
strain
V
remove by passing through a filter
strain
V
rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
strain
V
alter the shape of (something) by stress
strain gage
N
a gauge for measuring strain in a surface
strain gauge
N
a gauge for measuring strain in a surface
strained
lacking natural ease
strained
showing signs of mental and emotional tension
strained
lacking spontaneity; not natural
strained
struggling for effect
strainer
N
a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through
strainer vine
N
any of several tropical annual climbers having large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge
straining
N
an intense or violent exertion
straining
N
the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
straining
taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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