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