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strain1

 
 
pronunciation:
streIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: strained, straining, strains
definition 1: to pull or stretch to a high degree of tension.
synonyms:
pull, stretch, tighten
similar words:
bend, draw, elongate, extend, rack, stress, tauten
definition 2: to exert or extend to the maximum.
synonyms:
exert
similar words:
bend, rack, sensitize, stress, stretch
definition 3: to push beyond limit, reason, or endurance.
synonyms:
overexert, overextend
similar words:
exert, exhaust, fatigue, force, overburden, overdo, overtax, push, stress, stretch, tax, wipe out
definition 4: to injure, impair, or weaken by excessive stress.
He strained a muscle during practice.
synonyms:
injure, pull
similar words:
damage, fatigue, hurt, sprain, twist, wrench
definition 5: to cause through stress, mechanical failure of.
similar words:
crack, fatigue, rack
definition 6: to pass (a substance) through a sieve or filter.
The chef strained the sauce.
synonyms:
filter, sieve
similar words:
drain, purify, rack, refine, screen
definition 7: to remove (something) by filtering.
The chef strained the lumps from the sauce.
synonyms:
filter
similar words:
extract, remove, screen
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to pull energetically or forcibly.
similar words:
heave, pull, struggle, tug
definition 2: to expend the maximum amount of effort; strive.
synonyms:
labor, strive
similar words:
drive, press on, slave, struggle, toil, tug, work
definition 3: to put one's nerves and muscles under the maximum amount of stress.
similar words:
strive, toil
definition 4: to filter, trickle, or percolate through something.
synonyms:
filter, sieve
similar words:
drip, ooze, percolate, trickle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of straining.
synonyms:
tension
similar words:
fatigue
definition 2: the condition of being strained.
synonyms:
effort, exertion
similar words:
fatigue, tension
definition 3: an injury or impairment resulting from placing too much stress on some part of the body.
similar words:
wrench
definition 4: extreme pressure or force, sometimes causing harm or deformity.
synonyms:
stress
definition 5: severe or exhausting emotional pressure.
synonyms:
stress, tension
similar words:
fatigue, pressure, tax
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derivations: strainless (adj.), strainingly (adv.), strainlessly (adv.)
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  • strainer:
    a tool for straining liquids.
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  first aid, injury, muscle