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Definitions of strain:

part of speech: noun

To make tense; to filter. Condition resulting from overwork of a part.

part of speech: noun

1. A race or stock; said of bacteria or protozoa derived from a definite source and preserved in successive cultures or by successive animal inoculations. 2. An hereditary tendency.

Usage examples for strain:

  • " I've been under a great strain getting that money, and now I'm done with you-" Gilmore laughed. "The Just and the Unjust", Vaughan Kester
  • They had probably thought little upon the subject of their relation to each other, and had said less, until Komel was nearly sixteen, and then it was only in that tender and hopeful strain of a happy future, and that future to be shared by each other. "The Circassian Slave; or, The Sultan's Favorite A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus", Lieutenant Maturin Murray

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