Strain may refer to:

  • Strain (biology), variants of plants, viruses or bacteria; or an inbred animal used for experimental purposes
  • Strain (chemistry), a chemical stress of a molecule
  • Deformation (mechanics), a geometrical measure of deformation representing the relative displacement between particles in a material body
  • Strain (injury), an injury to a muscle in which the muscle fibers tear as a result of overstretching
  • Strain (manga),a 1996 manga written by Yoshiyuki Okamura, and illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami
  • Strain (music), a series of musical phrases that create a distinct melody of a piece
  • Strain (album), a 2004 album by Flesh Field
  • Strain, Arkansas

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Famous quotes containing the word strain:

    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)

    O Master, let me walk with Thee
    In lowly paths of service free;
    Tell me Thy secret, help me bear
    The strain of toil, the fret of care.
    Washington Gladden (1836–1918)

    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)