exertion

[ig-zur-shuhn]

noun

vigorous action or effort: physical and mental exertion.
an effort: a great exertion to help others.
exercise, as of power or faculties.
an instance of this.

Origin of exertion

First recorded in 1660–70; exert + -ion
Related formsnon·ex·er·tion, nounself-ex·er·tion, nounsu·per·ex·er·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for exertion
n.

1660s, "act of exerting," from exert + -ion. Meaning "vigorous action or effort" is from 1777.

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