What does strained mean?

Definitions for strained
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. labored, laboured, strainedadjective

    lacking natural ease

    "a labored style of debating"

  2. strainedadjective

    showing signs of mental and emotional tension

    "her voice was strained as she asked the question"

  3. constrained, forced, strainedadjective

    lacking spontaneity; not natural

    "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"

  4. agonistic, strainedadjective

    struggling for effect

    "agonistic poses"

Wiktionary

  1. strainedadjective

    Forced through a strainer.

    Babies don't seem to like strained peas, even though the puree is easy for them to eat and digest.

  2. strainedadjective

    Under tension; tense.

    Ever since the fight our relation has been strained.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strained

    of Strain

  2. Strainedadjective

    subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends

  3. Strainedadjective

    done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained

Anagrams for strained »

  1. randiest

  2. detrains

  3. trade-ins

  4. trades in

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strained in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strained in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of strained in a Sentence

  1. Fire Chief John Alston Jr.:

    It's a nationwide problem. Let's address it that way, it's a nationwide problem that people are self-medicating for several different reasons, and every agency -- police, fire, medical hospitals -- all are strained at this time. This is a problem that's not going away.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    I look forward to a bicameral conference process that builds on the broad bipartisan support of the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to supercharge microchip manufacturing here in America, to fix broken and strained supply chains, and invest in the innovation needed to ensure the critical products of today and tomorrow are made in America, we have no time to waste.

  3. Mark Esper:

    They have the bed capacity but what obviously has become strained, stressed, are these hardworking nurses and doctors and respiratory therapist, that's where we've now pivoted in the last week or so to move our doctors.

  4. Daniel Kull:

    Hydro-meteorological services are badly strained in Africa, but we need to go beyond just providing equipment for forecasting and data processing - we also need to take care of training of personnel and maintenance of infrastructure.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.

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