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Strain 1

Definition: Race; stock; generation; descent; family.

Strain 2

Definition: Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.

Strain 3

Definition: Rank; a sort.

Strain 4

Definition: To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument.

Strain 5

Definition: To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.

Strain 6

Definition: To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.

Strain 7

Definition: To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in order to convict an accused person.

Strain 8

Definition: To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force; as, the gale strained the timbers of the ship.

Strain 9

Definition: To injure in the muscles or joints by causing to make too strong an effort; to harm by overexertion; to sprain; as, to strain a horse by overloading; to strain the wrist; to strain a muscle.

Strain 10

Definition: To squeeze; to press closely.

Strain 11

Definition: To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.

Strain 12

Definition: To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.

Strain 13

Definition: To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.

Strain 14

Definition: To make violent efforts.

Strain 15

Definition: To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.

Strain 16

Definition: The act of straining, or the state of being strained.

Strain 17

Definition: A change of form or dimensions of a solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress.

Strain 18

Definition: A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a complete musical period or sentence; a movement, or any rounded subdivision of a movement.

Strain 19

Definition: Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or burden, of a song, poem, oration, book, etc.; theme; motive; manner; style; also, a course of action or conduct; as, he spoke in a noble strain; there was a strain of woe in his story; a strain of trickery appears in his career.

Strain 20

Definition: Turn; tendency; inborn disposition. Cf. 1st Strain.

strain 21

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

strain 22

Definition: an intense or violent exertion

strain 23

Definition: an effortful attempt to attain a goal

strain 24

Definition: a lineage or race of people

strain 25

Definition: pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"

strain 26

Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

strain 27

Definition: 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"

strain 28

Definition: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"

strain 29

Definition: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

strain 30

Definition: injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

strain 31

Definition: (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"

strain 32

Definition: 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

strain 33

Definition: make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;

strain 34

Definition: alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"

strain 35

Definition: to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"

strain 36

Definition: 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"

strain 37

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

strain 38

Definition: remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"

strain 39

Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"

strain 40

Definition: stretch or force to the limit; "strain the rope"

strain 41

Definition: test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"


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