• (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; - R.J.Samuelson
    • "she endured the stresses and strains of life"
  • a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;
  • (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress;
    • "his responsibilities were a constant strain"
    • "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
  • a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
    • "he created a new strain of sheep"
  • (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;
    • "a new strain of microorganisms"
  • injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
  • the general meaning or substance of an utterance;
  • an effortful attempt to attain a goal
  • an intense or violent exertion
  • the act of singing;
  • to exert much effort or energy;
    • "straining our ears to hear"
  • test the limits of;
  • use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;
    • "Don't strain your mind too much"
  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements;
  • cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
  • become stretched or tense or taut;
    • " "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
  • remove by passing through a filter;
  • rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender;
  • alter the shape of (something) by stress;
  • STRAIN v -ED, -ING, -S to exert to the utmost

Scrabble Score: 6

strain is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

strain is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

strain is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 7

strain is a valid Words With Friends word