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Noun
The act by which one strains
Verb
Present participle for make severe or excessive demands on
“Treatment should not strain available resources, and most of all it should do no harm to the patient.”
Verb
Present participle for make an unusually great effort
“First of all, she's a mumbler, so I really have to strain to hear her.”
Verb
Present participle for to flow forth slowly through small openings
“Simmer for five minutes, then remove from heat and strain all ingredients.”
Verb
Present participle for cause mental stress
Verb
“But alas in practice they are usually so huge that you inevitably strain a minor muscle or two moving your arm to look at the data.”
Verb
“The rapid population growth is straining the supply of usable water.”
Verb
Present participle for pull or push forcibly at something
Verb
“… the woman tenderly strained to her breast the child that she had long ago given up for dead.”
Adjective
Final, as a last resort
Noun
The state of being stretched tight
Adjective
Extending a part of the body
Noun
The process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance
Adjective
Impatient
Adjective
Having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
Adjective
Done as a last resort or in desperation
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