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Meaning of STRAINING

Pronunciation:  str'eyning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an intense or violent exertion
  2. [n]  the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  3. [adj]  taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance; "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

STRAINING is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: arduous, distortion, effortful, overrefinement, strain, strenuous, torture, twisting
 See Also: effort, elbow grease, exertion, falsification, misrepresentaation, sweat, travail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & n. from {Strain}.

{Straining piece} (Arch.), a short piece of timber in a
   truss, used to maintain the ends of struts or rafters, and
   keep them from slipping. See Illust. of {Queen-post}.