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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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