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eyestrain

[ ahy-streyn ]
/ ˈaɪˌstreɪn /
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noun
a sensation of discomfort produced in the eyes by their excessive or improper use: to have eyestrain from reading fine print in poor light.
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Origin of eyestrain

First recorded in 1870–75; eye + strain1
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British Dictionary definitions for eyestrain

eyestrain
/ (ˈaɪˌstreɪn) /

noun
fatigue or irritation of the eyes, resulting from excessive use, as from prolonged reading of small print, or uncorrected defects of vision
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Medical definitions for eyestrain

eyestrain
[ īstrān′ ]

n.
Pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by headache, due to prolonged use of the eyes, uncorrected defects of vision, or imbalance of the eye muscles.asthenopia
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