- (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
- difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; - R.J.Samuelson
- "she endured the stresses and strains of life"
- a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
- (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress;
- "his responsibilities were a constant strain"
- "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
- a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
- "he created a new strain of sheep"
- (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;
- "a new strain of microorganisms"
- injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
- the general meaning or substance of an utterance;
- an effortful attempt to attain a goal
- an intense or violent exertion
- the act of singing;
- to exert much effort or energy;
- "straining our ears to hear"
- test the limits of;
- use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;
- "Don't strain your mind too much"
- separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements;
- cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
- become stretched or tense or taut;
- " "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
- remove by passing through a filter;
- rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender;
- alter the shape of (something) by stress;
- STRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to exert to the utmost
Scrabble Score: 6strain is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word
strain is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary
strain is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary
Words With Friends Score: 7strain is a valid Words With Friends word