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Synonyms for strain

Synonyms for strain

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

an intermixture of a contrasting or unexpected quality, especially in a person's character

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a pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit

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(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

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(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse)

the general meaning or substance of an utterance

an effortful attempt to attain a goal

an intense or violent exertion

the act of singing

test the limits of

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separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

become stretched or tense or taut

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remove by passing through a filter

rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender

alter the shape of (something) by stress

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Lungs from animals infected with the contemporary flu strain showed few, if any, of these effects.
To know the extent to which configurations and conditions show deviations from this, one needs to test a range of samples under different conditions to different strain levels.
How to identify profitable strains and market them are just two.
In reassortment, scientists inject fertilized chicken eggs with both a standard nonpathogenic influenza strain known to grow well in eggs and the circulating strain that carries the genes expressing the desired HA and NA protein subtypes.
Everyone has rolled out the red carpet for us,'' Strain said.
The specimens were then aged under strain for several different periods of time.
The new trial vaccine is specific to the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, but can be easily and quickly adapted to protect against other strains of the virus.
Together, the cyclic stress strain curve and the strain-life curve enable designers to account for local stress-strain conditions at stress concentrations like fillets.
In these methods either the Fourier coefficients, or diffraction line profiles themselves are calculated using models for the strain and size distributions in the specimens.
He went on to discuss how HIV strains are defined on the basis of their tropism.
These products, developed using techniques of plasmid curing and conjugal transfer, have already proven superior to non-improved native Bt strains marketed by others.
The origins of the more virulent strains of Toxoplasma were first documented in a 2001 Science paper from Boothroyd's group; the researchers found that the recombination of two relatively benign strains of Toxoplasma can result in a thousand-fold increase in their ability to cause serious disease.
The DNA of 1 outbreak strain, which infected as many as l0 people, was tested only once in this study.
More than 80 percent of the infected patients had acquired a single, fluoroquinolone-resistant form of the pathogen, making that strain primarily responsible for the Quebec outbreaks, Loo's team concludes.
These instruments range from custom servohydraulic testers for high strain rate experiments to electromechanical instruments.