What is strain?

  • (noun): The act of singing.
    Synonyms: song
    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 ...
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 - 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 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 ... 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 ... 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":

  • (verb): Stretch or force to the limit.
    Example: "Strain the rope"
    Synonyms: tense
  • (verb): Alter the shape of (something) by stress.
    Synonyms: deform, distort
  • (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
  • (verb): To exert much effort or energy.
    Synonyms: strive, reach
  • (noun): Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain.
  • (noun): Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
    Synonyms: stress
  • (noun): A special variety of domesticated animals within a species.
    Example: "He created a new strain of sheep"
    Synonyms: breed, stock
  • (verb): Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity.
    Example: "Don't strain your mind too much"
    Synonyms: extend
  • (noun): A lineage or race of people.
    Synonyms: breed
  • (noun): Pervading note of an utterance.
    Synonyms: tenor
  • (verb): Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender.
    Synonyms: puree
  • (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): Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.
    Synonyms: sift, sieve
  • (noun): (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.
  • (noun): An intense or violent exertion.
    Synonyms: straining
  • (verb): Test the limits of.
    Synonyms: try, stress
  • (verb): Make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious.
    Synonyms: tense, tense up

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)

    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)

    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)