exertion

[ ig-zur-shuhn ]
/ ɪgˈzɜr ʃən /

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.

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Origin of exertion

First recorded in 1660–70; exert + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM exertion

non·ex·er·tion, nounself-ex·er·tion, nounsu·per·ex·er·tion, noun
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