What is strain?

  • (verb): Test the limits of.
    Synonyms: try, stress
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on strain, strains:

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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... in 1991 by anthropologist Bret Blosser (the Blosser or Palatable strain) ...
Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band - Songs of LSU - "Fight For LSU"
... The full 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 ... Often the band only plays the introduction, a single strain, and the coda ...
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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "strain":

  • (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): 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): The act of singing.
    Synonyms: song
  • (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): (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.
  • (verb): Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender.
    Synonyms: puree
  • (verb): Stretch or force to the limit.
    Example: "Strain the rope"
    Synonyms: tense
  • (noun): A lineage or race of people.
    Synonyms: breed
  • (verb): To exert much effort or energy.
    Synonyms: strive, reach
  • (verb): Alter the shape of (something) by stress.
    Synonyms: deform, distort
  • (noun): Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
    Synonyms: stress
  • (verb): Make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious.
    Synonyms: tense, tense up
  • (noun): An intense or violent exertion.
    Synonyms: straining
  • (noun): Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain.
  • (noun): Pervading note of an utterance.
    Synonyms: tenor

Famous quotes containing the word strain:

    The standards of His Majesty’s taste made all those ladies who aspired to his favour, and who were near the Statutable size, strain and swell themselves, like the frogs in the fable, to rival and bulk and dignity of the ox. Some succeeded, and others burst.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    And but for fancies, which aver
    That all thy motions gently pass
    Athwart a plane of molten glass,
    I scarce could brook the strain and stir
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    That strain again, it had a dying fall;
    O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound
    That breathes upon a bank of violets,
    Stealing and giving odor. Enough, no more,
    ‘Tis not so sweet now as it was before.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)