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strains

noun , plural of strain

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1 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • descended from a strain of Irish seafarers
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2 a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect
  • the strain of an old Irish ballad rose up from the revelers downstairs
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3 a very small amount
  • detected a strain of panic in her voice when she asked if the substance was poisonous
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4 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
  • writes mystery novels of a more sophisticated strain
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strains

noun , plural of strain

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the burden on one's emotional or mental well-being created by demands on one's time
  • the family's constant moving is putting a real strain on the children
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