[ uhn-streynd ]

  1. not under strain or tension: an easy, unstrained manner.

  2. not separated or cleared by straining: unstrained orange juice.

Origin of unstrained

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at un-1, strain1, -ed2

Words Nearby unstrained

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How to use unstrained in a sentence

  • The torsion rod will be unstrained, and the needle will be at zero on the graduated circle.

  • For to eat or to drink amid such romantic surroundings, even if it were unstrained milk, was an experience not to be despised.

    As Seen By Me | Lilian Bell
  • That p. 43which gives its deep and awful power to the picture is its simple, unstrained, unvarnished truthfulness.

  • Balder Helwyse was a philosopher, no doubt; but it was no part of his wisdom to be indifferent to unstrained sympathy.

    Idolatry | Julian Hawthorne
  • If he chose to strain a point, and drink unstrained milk, he was welcome to do it.

British Dictionary definitions for unstrained


/ (ʌnˈstreɪnd) /

  1. not under strain; relaxed

  2. not cleared or separated by passing through a strainer

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