What is strain?

  • (verb): Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender.
    Synonyms: puree
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on strain, strains:

Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band - Songs of LSU - "Fight For LSU"
... song uses elements of a musical march and consists of an introduction, a strain that is played twice (and sung twice using the same lyrics), a breakup ... Often the band only plays the introduction, a single strain, and the coda ...
Lysobacter - Mechanisms of Antagonism
... enzymogenes strain C3 is unique in that it expresses a wide range of mechanisms contributing to microbial antagonism and biological control that are not shared by all strains of the species ... The strain produces numerous extracellular enzymes that contribute to biocontrol activity, including multiple forms of β-1,3-glucanases and chitinases ... The strain also has been demonstrated to induce systemic resistance in certain plants, protecting them from pathogen infection ...
Lysobacter Genetics
... enzymogenes strain C3 is a genetically tractable strain allowing for easy construction of gene knockouts, supporting its use as a model genetic system for unraveling the molecular basis of pathogenicity, as ... Indeed, a number of derivative strains of L ... enzymogenes strain C3 already have been constructed, including mutants affected in structural genes encoding enzyme activities, the regulatory clp ...
Strain Encoding MRI
... Strain Encoding (SENC) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique developed by Nael Osman's group at Johns Hopkins University for imaging the strain ...
Salvia Divinorum - Botany - Strains
... There are two commonly cultivated strains which are known to be distinct ... One is the strain that was collected in 1962 by ecologist and psychologist Sterling Bunnell (the Bunnell strain), colloquially mis-attributed as the Wasson-Hofmann ... Bret Blosser (the Blosser or Palatable strain) ...

More definitions of "strain":

  • (verb): Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity.
    Example: "Don't strain your mind too much"
    Synonyms: extend
  • (verb): Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.
    Synonyms: sift, sieve
  • (noun): Pervading note of an utterance.
    Synonyms: tenor
  • (noun): A lineage or race of people.
    Synonyms: breed
  • (verb): Alter the shape of (something) by stress.
    Synonyms: deform, distort
  • (verb): To exert much effort or energy.
    Synonyms: strive, reach
  • (verb): Test the limits of.
    Synonyms: try, stress
  • (noun): A special variety of domesticated animals within a species.
    Example: "He created a new strain of sheep"
    Synonyms: breed, stock
  • (noun): (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress.
    Example: "His responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
    Synonyms: mental strain, nervous strain
  • (noun): The act of singing.
    Synonyms: song
  • (noun): (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.
  • (verb): Make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious.
    Synonyms: tense, tense up
  • (verb): Stretch or force to the limit.
    Example: "Strain the rope"
    Synonyms: tense
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups.
    Example: "A new strain of microorganisms"
    Synonyms: form, variant, var.
  • (noun): Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
    Synonyms: stress
  • (noun): Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain.
  • (noun): An intense or violent exertion.
    Synonyms: straining

Famous quotes containing the word strain:

    Finding everything deep—that is an inconvenient trait: it causes a person constantly to strain his eyes and eventually to find out more than he might have wished.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    It is not true that men can be divided into absolutely honest persons and absolutely dishonest ones. Our honesty varies with the strain put on it.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)