What does strained mean?

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streɪndstrained

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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

How to pronounce strained?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Rolake Akinkugbe:

    The current low global oil price trend, and past consensus on the need to prioritize long-term investment in infrastructure should set the scene for a phasing out of subsidies, government finances are strained and Nigeria is clearly at an economic crossroads.

  2. Gretchen Whitmer:

    Even just a few weeks ago, we were in a different phase of our vaccination effort when supply was more strained and states, for the most part, were ordering at or near their full allocation.

  3. Jon Tester:

    The next Secretary must have a commitment to reform a strained health care system and a willingness to stand up to special interests who want to privatize the VA, my sleeves are rolled up and ready to work with Chairman Isakson to vet and confirm a Secretary who is fit to run the VA.

  4. John Sandweg:

    There's no beds, they're definitely strained right now.

  5. Councilman Michael Brooks:

    It appears to me that the city elected officials are the only ones holding the burden when( Brown's death) was caused by county deputies, that's really sad and that shows you how strained the relationship is with the county commissioners and city council.

Images & Illustrations of strained

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    without the natural or usual covering
    • A. efface
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