verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of strain1
synonym study for strain
OTHER WORDS FROM strainstrain·ing·ly, adverbstrainless, adjectivestrain·less·ly, adverb
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Definition for strain (2 of 2)
Origin of strain2
Example sentences from the Web for strain
Dayes’ hollow-sounding drum rolls and Misch’s soft vocals present a mesmeric groove that is refreshing and an unique break from the stresses and strains coming from those who live only to harm anything in sight.Georgia Anne Muldrow’s 10 Freedom Songs wqWill Have You Activated|Joi-Marie McKenzie|August 28, 2020|Essence.com
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
The vaccine, known as BCG or bacillus Calmette-Guérin, is composed of a weakened strain of Mycobacterium bovis, a bacterium that infects cattle and is closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Our Genes May Explain Severity of COVID-19 and Other Infections|Monique Brouillette|July 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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.
Even before his injury, the strain had begun to tell on him.
This point has merit, but quickly begins to strain after the application of any sort of pressure.
I am just so convinced that junk food and high sugar food are undermining the health of people…It caused a lot of strain.
A man does not really know, until he gets out of the office, what the strain is.Ethics in Service|William Howard Taft
This was not in the strain of hireling praise; but the genuine tribute of esteem and admiration.The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves|Tobias Smollett
Cook beans till well done, strain off the water, and set aside to cool.The Vegetarian Cook Book|E. G. Fulton
Remove the bouquet garni, strain the broth through a fine sieve and return to the pot.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
I was always conscious of sounds in Nature which my ears could not hear, that I caught but a prelude to a strain.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
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)