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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. strain, strain, strain: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. strain, strain: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. strain: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. strain: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. strain, strain: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. strain: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Strain, strain: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. strain: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Strain: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. strain: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. strain: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. strain: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. strain: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. strain (n.), strain (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. strain: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. strain: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. strain: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Strain (album), Strain (biology), Strain (chemistry), Strain (injury), Strain (manga), Strain (materials science), Strain (mechanics), Strain (music), Strain (physics), Strain, The Strain: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Strain: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. strain: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. strain: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. strain: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. strain: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. Strain: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898) [home, info]
  25. strain: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. strain: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. strain: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. Strain, strain: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. strain: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. strain: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (7 matching dictionaries)
  1. strain: Epicurus.com Spanish Glossary [home, info]
  2. strain: Essentials of Music [home, info]
  3. STRAIN: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]
  4. Strain: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]
  5. strain-: A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Elements [home, info]
  6. Strain: Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms [home, info]
  7. STRAIN: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. Strain: Construction Term Glossary [home, info]
  2. strain: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  3. strain: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. strain: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (16 matching dictionaries)
  1. Strain: MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Strain: AIDSinfo Glossary [home, info]
  3. strain: Natural Health glossary [home, info]
  4. Strain: Merck Manuals [home, info]
  5. strain: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  6. Strain, Strain: Health and Wellness Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Strain: Hypermedia Glossary Of Genetic Terms [home, info]
  8. Strain: AIDS Medical Glossary and Drug Chart [home, info]
  9. strain: Neurotrauma Glossary [home, info]
  10. Strain: National Immunization Program Glossary [home, info]
  11. Strain: Microbial Genetics Glossary [home, info]
  12. strain: Glossary of HIV/AIDS Related Terms [home, info]
  13. strain: Medical dictionary [home, info]
  14. Strain: Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms [home, info]
  15. Strain: Drug Medical Dictionary [home, info]
  16. strain: Hyperdictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. strain: Encyclopedia of Graphic Symbols [home, info]
  2. strain: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (9 matching dictionaries)
  1. Strain: Drug Discovery and Development [home, info]
  2. strain: Earthquake Image Glossary [home, info]
  3. Strain: Eric Weisstein's World of Physics [home, info]
  4. strain: Botanical Terms [home, info]
  5. STRAIN: GreenWeb Gardening Glossary [home, info]
  6. strain: PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY [home, info]
  7. Strain: Extragalactic Astronomy [home, info]
  8. strain: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. strain: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (8 matching dictionaries)
  1. STRAIN: Metal Terminology [home, info]
  2. Strain: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]
  3. Strain: A to Z of Terms related to the Thermal Spray Process and Surface Engineering [home, info]
  4. STRAIN: Glossary of Composite Terms [home, info]
  5. Strain: PUMP AND SEAL TERMS [home, info]
  6. strain: Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary [home, info]
  7. Strain: Data Acquisition [home, info]
  8. strain: SeaTalk Dictionary of English Nautical Language [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (strain)

noun:  an intense or violent exertion
noun:  (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
noun:  injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
noun:  (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress ("His responsibilities were a constant strain")
noun:  the act of singing
noun:  a lineage or race of people
noun:  pervading note of an utterance
noun:  a special variety of domesticated animals within a species ("He created a new strain of sheep")
noun:  difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension ("She endured the stresses and strains of life")
noun:  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups ("A new strain of microorganisms")
noun:  an effortful attempt to attain a goal
noun:  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
verb:  use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity ("Don't strain your mind too much")
verb:  stretch or force to the limit ("Strain the rope")
verb:  make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
verb:  rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
verb:  test the limits of
verb:  alter the shape of (something) by stress
verb:  to exert much effort or energy ("Straining our ears to hear")
verb:  remove by passing through a filter
verb:  separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3399)

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