unstrained

adjective

un·​strained ˌən-ˈstrānd How to pronounce unstrained (audio)
: not strained: such as
a
: not placed under a strain
unstrained iron
… one of the few places on Earth relatively unstrained by havoc-wreaking climatic changes …Alan Reder
b
: not forced or resulting from undue effort
a relaxed and unstrained manner
c
: not put through a strainer
unstrained juice

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The big pistons ticked away below in 6th gear, unhurried and unstrained, as the sun dipped towards the Coast Range foothills that border the highway. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 The mild acidity of certain dairy products — such as buttermilk or plain, unstrained yogurt (which is preferable to thicker Greek yogurts because of the consistency) — works as great. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 Performances of this symphony are not rare; memorable performances of it are, and Cox showed his finesse with taut but unstrained pianissimos and consistently unflagging energy. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Nov. 2021 In addition to causing several major career setbacks for her, the ordeal reportedly put a strain on Mulroney's friendship with Meghan Markle...and that strain might not be totally unstrained yet. Marie Claire, 29 Aug. 2020 This strainer holds up to a half gallon of unstrained yogurt. Popular Science, 19 May 2020 While no state system has gone unstrained, some are dealing with the new demands better than others. Timmy Broderick, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Apr. 2020 However, the engine seems happiest at moderate revs, where its ample torque yields effortless and unstrained running. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2020 Since the gravy is simply the unstrained pan sauce, the presentation is also a dirty-dish saver — no fancy platter necessary, no separate gravy boat needed. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, 20 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unstrained was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Unstrained.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstrained. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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