Definitions for straining

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. strain, straining(noun)

    an intense or violent exertion

  2. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(adj)

    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

  3. arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. straining(Noun)

    The act by which one strains.

    Sundry violent gaspings and strainings. uE000241194uE001 Herman Melville.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Straining

    of Strain

  2. Straining

    a. & n. from Strain


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