Strain Meaning and Definition


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Strain meaning

Word: Strain

How to pronounce: streɪn

Verb

Definitions:

1. Force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make a strenuous or unusually great effort.

Example sentences: "I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound"

2. Pour (a mainly liquid substance) through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid matter.

Example sentences: "Strain the custard into a bowl"

Noun

Definitions:

1. A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.

Example sentences: "The usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine"

2. A severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something.

Example sentences: "The accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries"

3. The sound of a piece of music as it is played or performed.

Example sentences: "Through the open windows came the strains of a hurdy-gurdy playing in the street"

Noun

Definitions:

1. A breed, stock, or variety of an animal or plant developed by breeding.

Example sentences: "Australia has been trying to breed better strains of plants and animals for ever."

2. A particular tendency as part of a person's character.

Example sentences: "There's a strain of Victorian rectitude in him"


Synonyms:

tension

tense

overwork

tensile

pressure

exertion

rack

stress

deformation

distortion

deformity

exert

strive

pull

tauten

deform

distort

sprain

stretching

line

lineage

virus strain

stock culture

tune

melody

song

sweat

work

endeavor

stretch

extend

snap

species

breed

sort

breeding

variety

variant

type

class

stock

kind

nature

percolate

filter

sieve

tug

shred

crush


Antonyms:

weaken

undermine


Derivations:

straining

strainer

strained


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Strain in Other Languages...

Spanish: Cepa

German: Stamm

French: Souche

Italian: Ceppo

Turkish: Gerilme


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