What is strain?

  • (verb): Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.
    Synonyms: sift, sieve
    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 strain (with new lyrics), a return to the introduction, a final ... Often the band only plays the introduction, a single strain, and the coda ...
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 of deforming tissue using MRI ...
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 strain ... from Huautla de Jiménez in 1991 by anthropologist Bret Blosser (the Blosser or Palatable strain) ...
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 well 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 gene and various combinations thereof ...
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 ...

More definitions of "strain":

  • (verb): Stretch or force to the limit.
    Example: "Strain the rope"
    Synonyms: tense
  • (noun): The act of singing.
    Synonyms: song
  • (noun): A lineage or race of people.
    Synonyms: breed
  • (verb): Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender.
    Synonyms: puree
  • (noun): Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
    Synonyms: stress
  • (verb): Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity.
    Example: "Don't strain your mind too much"
    Synonyms: extend
  • (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): Pervading note of an utterance.
    Synonyms: tenor
  • (noun): An intense or violent exertion.
    Synonyms: straining
  • (verb): Alter the shape of (something) by stress.
    Synonyms: deform, distort
  • (verb): Test the limits of.
    Synonyms: try, stress
  • (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
  • (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.
  • (verb): To exert much effort or energy.
    Synonyms: strive, reach
  • (noun): A special variety of domesticated animals within a species.
    Example: "He created a new strain of sheep"
    Synonyms: breed, stock
  • (noun): Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain.

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)

    Realistic about how much one person can accomplish in a given day, women expect to have to make some trade-offs between work and family. Families, however, have absorbed all the stress and strain they possibly can. The entire responsibility for accommodation is taking place on the home side of the equation.
    Deborah J. Swiss (20th century)

    The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.
    John Updike (b. 1932)