Origin of strain1
synonym study for strain
OTHER WORDS FROM strainstrain·ing·ly, adverbstrainless, adjectivestrain·less·ly, adverb
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Other definitions for strain (2 of 2)
Origin of strain2
How to use strain in a sentence
That’s because it’s been done by growing a virus in cells from other species and waiting for a weaker strain to appear by chance.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine|David Rotman|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The Atlantic’s subscriber base is growing at a moment when its advertising and events businesses, like most every media company’s, are under strain.‘We’ve really reset our floor’: How The Atlantic gained 300,000 new subscribers in the past 12 months|Max Willens|September 10, 2020|Digiday
Most cytomegaloviruses don’t cause disease, and each strain has evolved to infect only one species, so the risk of a cytomegalovirus vaccine jumping between species is very low.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?|Rodrigo Pérez Ortega|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
We’re home to a strain of “innocent optimism,” the Post insisted.Politics Report: A Poll and a Court Ruling in Key Council Race|Scott Lewis|August 22, 2020|Voice of San Diego
American and global health authorities pick the flu strains to target, drugmakers manufacture the shots, and they’re given by workplaces, schools, drugstores, local public-health departments, physicians and hospitals.U.S. will conduct an unofficial dry run of a COVID-19 vaccine campaign this fall|Claire Zillman, reporter|August 19, 2020|Fortune
I strain and push and pedal and wonder, “When will this end?”
However we strain to distract ourselves, our consciousness of death heightens our awareness of evil.
Clients supply transportation, lodging, and ingredients, including the preferred strain of ganja.
That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.
Even before his injury, the strain had begun to tell on him.
When people argue in this strain, I immediately assume the offensive.
If, now, the patient cough or strain as if at stool, the contents of the stomach will usually be forced out through the tube.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
We ought to attempt such a shortening as will strain the machine to a breaking point, but never break it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
This was a great strain on their rather limited resources, and for some years they had to practise strict economy.
The Marshal, in his Memoirs, asserts that this short campaign was the severest strain he ever underwent.
British Dictionary definitions for strain (1 of 2)
- to push, pull, or work with violent exertion (upon)
- to strive (for)
- to balk or scruple (from)