Definition of Straining

1. Noun. An intense or violent exertion.

Exact synonyms: Strain
Generic synonyms: Effort, Elbow Grease, Exertion, Sweat, Travail
Derivative terms: Strain, Strain, Strain, Strenuous, Strain



2. Adjective. Taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance. "Your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"
Exact synonyms: Arduous, Strenuous
Similar to: Effortful
Derivative terms: Arduousness, Strain, Strenuousness

3. Noun. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.
Exact synonyms: Distortion, Overrefinement, Torture, Twisting
Generic synonyms: Falsification, Misrepresentation
Derivative terms: Distort, Overrefine, Twist

Definition of Straining

1. Verb. (present participle of strain) ¹

2. Noun. The act by which one strains. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Straining

1. strain [v] - See also: strain

Lexicographical Neighbors of Straining

straiks
strain
strain burst
strain energy
strain gage
strain gauge
strain gauges
strainable
strainably
strained
strained silicon
strainer
strainer vine
strainers
strainful
straining
straining beam
straining beams
strainings
strainmeter
strainmeters
strainometer
strainometers
strains
straint
straintronics
straints
strait
strait-laced
strait and narrow

Literary usage of Straining

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Druggist (1885)
"The simplest, cheapest, and most cleanly straining cloths are those of unbleached ... For the purpose of straining, the cloth Frame for holding strainer. ..."

2. Strength of Materials by Arthur Morley (1908)
"Straining Actions on Beams. Shearing Force and Bending Moment.—Before investigating the stresses and strains set up in bending, the straining actions ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"The >'out three feet in diameter by deep, «nd is perforated with about 40000 h»]cs, • •in the straining chamber through an of one-eighth of an inch in ..."

4. Essays and Essay-writing: Based on Atlantic Monthly Models by William Maddux Tanner (1918)
"Surely it is very odd that every goat in sight is straining at its tether! For the grass is fresh and toothsome, and none is fastened near a bare spot; ..."

5. Essays and Essay-writing by William Maddux Tanner (1917)
"Straining AT THE TETHER ON a grass-grown hillside, wearing the softest green ... Surely it is very odd that every goat in sight is straining at its tether! ..."

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