: free from strain or straining tension
of a ring in a chemical compound : characterized by bond angles in the structure that are approximately the same as those in comparable acyclic compounds
strainless 5- and 6-membered rings in natural organic products
compare boat form, chair form; baeyer strain theory
strainlessly adverb

Word History


strain entry 3 + -less

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“Strainless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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