exertion

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noun ex·er·tion \ig-ˈzər-shən\

Definition of exertion

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

Examples of exertion in a Sentence

  1. He was panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs.

  2. an easy sport that requires little physical exertion

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First Known Use of exertion

1677


EXERTION Defined for English Language Learners

exertion

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Definition of exertion for English Language Learners

  • : physical or mental effort


EXERTION Defined for Kids

exertion

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noun ex·er·tion \ig-ˈzər-shən\

Definition of exertion for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of putting into use They won by the exertion of great effort.

  2. 2 :  use of strength or ability The game requires physical exertion.



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