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Pronunciation:  `owvur'streyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  too much strain
  2. [v]  overstrain oneself
  3. [v]  strain excessively; "He overextended himself when he accepted the additional assignment"

OVERSTRAIN is a 10 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: overextend
 See Also: extend, reach, strain, strain, strain, strive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*strain"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Overstrained};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Overstraining}.]
    To strain one's self to excess. --Dryden.
  2. \O`ver*strain"\, v. t.
    To stretch or strain too much; as to overstrain one's nerves.
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