re-strain

[ree-streyn]
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Origin of re-strain

First recorded in 1870–75; re- + strain1
Can be confusedre-strain restrain
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Word Origin and History for re-strain
v.

"strain again," 1874, from re- + strain (v.). Related: Re-strained; re-straining.

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