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Meaning of EXERTION

Pronunciation:  ig'zurshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

EXERTION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, sweat, travail
 See Also: application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, labor, labour, least effort, least resistance, overexertion, overkill, physical exercise, physical exertion, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, toil, trouble, workout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*er"tion\, n.
The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the
active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a
laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength
or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an
exertion for him to move, to-day.

Syn: Attempt; endeavor; effort; essay; trial. See {Attempt}.

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