noun ex·er·tion \ig-ˈzər-shən\

: physical or mental effort

Full Definition of EXERTION

:  the act or an instance of exerting; especially :  a laborious or perceptible effort

Examples of EXERTION

  1. He was panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs.
  2. an easy sport that requires little physical exertion

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