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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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This strain, which is characterized by its purple and lavender-hued buds, has a wonderful berry and grape flavored smoke.
DIC strain measurement has many advantages versus traditional extensometer or laser extensometer systems.
Select Strains, a propriety genetic strain bank, has experience within the fields of cannabis testing, research, cultivation and optimisation of proprietary seeds and strains.
This has an impact on the effectiveness of vaccines to induce protection against all strains of the virus.
2 : to stretch beyond a proper limit <The story strains the truth.>
For each strain, 5[micro]g of the genomic DNA was digested with 20U of EcoRI (Gibco BRL, Life Technologies) and submitted to electrophoresis in a submersed agarose gel (0.7%).
SaV strains can be divided into 5 genogroups (GI-GV), among which GI, GII, GIV, and GV infect humans; GIII infects porcine species.
"Breeding inbred mice is easy," says Shinya Abe, business development officer of IBL Japan, a Gifu-based biotech company, "but successfully breeding and maintaining transgenic strains is challenging." The learning curve is sharp for anyone attempting to branch into this business.
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.
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.
In cyclic loading, the Ramberg-Osgood stress-strain relationship for the strain hardening exponent (n) and the strength coefficient (K) typically changes as the material hardens, or softens, until a stable state is reestablished.
In general, next to the (strain) broadening due to dislocations, diffraction line broadening also occurs because of other lattice defects such as stacking and twin faults, a non-ideal instrument (instrumental broadening), and the limited size of the crystallites in the specimen (size broadening).
Designed for 350 ohm strain gauge-based sensors, controllers can be connected to all popular pressure transducers, including 4- or 6-wire, P10 series can read out peak and low pressure values, which can be reset as required using front-panel switches or by remote contact closure.
"We're looking for molecular changes that make one viral strain especially potent, so we can engineer them into wild strains," Slavicek said.