Definition of Straint

1. n. Overexertion; excessive tension; strain.



Definition of Straint

1. Noun. (obsolete) overexertion; excessive tension; strain ¹

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Definition of Straint

1. pressure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straint

strained
strained silicon
strainer
strainer vine
strainers
strainful
straining
straining beam
straining beams
strainings
strainmeter
strainmeters
strainometer
strainometers
strains
straint (current term)
straintronics
straints
strait
strait-laced
strait and narrow
straited
straiten
straitened
straitened times
straitening
straitens
straiter
straitest
straiting

Literary usage of Straint

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1. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by John William Cunliffe, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1922)
"They fall, Moreover, though HD excels all the 5 E'V,''"' . members of her group in exquisite re- £,^ again, straint, Amy Lowell excels HD in Th' °«)wn ..."

2. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"straint was occasioned by this: the marques conceiving king William had influenced the court of Spain to make the present alteration there, wrote a letter ..."

3. A History of England from the First Invasion by the Romans by John Lingard (1825)
"... imposed on his freedom : he straint. even affected an air of cheerfulness, to disguise ' the design which he still cherished of making escape. ..."

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