English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of singing
  • an intense or violent exertion
  • an effortful attempt to attain a goal
  • the general meaning or substance of an utterance
  • a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  • 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
  • (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
  • (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
  • difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension


  • cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
  • alter the shape of (something) by stress
  • to exert much effort or energy
  • use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
  • rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
  • remove by passing through a filter
  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
  • become stretched or tense or taut
  • test the limits of


air breed deform distort extend filter American English spelling filtrate form line melody nisus pains puree reach sieve sift song stock straining stress strive striving tenor tense try tune var. variant

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ai words - set 1 and learn about the word strain in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

Scrabble score for strain

Scrabble score = 6

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