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strained

 (strānd)
adj.
1. Having been passed through a strainer: a bowl of strained peaches.
2. Done with or marked by excessive effort; forced: strained humor.
3. Extended beyond proper limits: a strained meaning.
4. Antagonized to the verge of open conflict: strained relations.
5. Twisted; wrenched: a strained ankle.

strained

(streɪnd)
adj
1. (of an action, performance, etc) not natural or spontaneous
2. (of an atmosphere, relationship, etc) not relaxed; tense

strained

(streɪnd)

adj.
produced by effort; not natural or spontaneous; forced: strained hospitality.
[1350–1400]
strained′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strained - lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"
awkward - lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance; "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot"
2.strained - showing signs of mental and emotional tension; "her voice was strained as she asked the question"
tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
3.strained - lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
4.strained - struggling for effectstrained - struggling for effect; "agonistic poses"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

strained

adjective
2. forced, put on, false, artificial, unnatural, laboured His laughter seemed a little strained.
forced natural

strained

adjective
Not natural or spontaneous:
Translations
مُتَكَلَّفمَشْدود
nepřirozenýnucený
anspændt
väkinäinen
usiljen
òvingaîur
不自然な
강요된
ansträngd
ตึงเครียด
gượng ép

strained

[streɪnd] ADJ
1. (= tense) [person] → tenso; [face] → crispado; [voice, laugh, jollity, politeness] → forzado; [atmosphere, relations, silence] → tirante, tenso
she gave a strained laughforzó una risase rió con una risa forzada
2. [wrist, ankle] → torcido; [eyes] → cansado; [voice] → cansado
a strained muscleun esguince
he has a strained shoulder/backtiene una lesión en un hombro/en la espalda
3. (= overtaxed) [economy] → debilitado
4. (Culin) [baby food] → pasado por el pasapurés or el tamiz; [soup, gravy] → colado; [yoghurt] → espeso

strained

[ˈstreɪnd] adj
[voice, face] → tendu(e); [laugh] → forcé(e)
[relations] → tendu(e)
Relations between the two families had become increasingly strained → Les relations entre les deux familles étaient devenues de plus en plus tendues.

strained

adj
(= unnatural) expression, performance, styleunnatürlich, gekünstelt; laugh, smile, conversationgezwungen; economic situation, relationshipangespannt; meetingsteif; voice, relations, atmosphere, nerves(an)gespannt; he looked rather straineder sah ziemlich abgespannt aus
liquidsdurchgesiebt, durchgeseiht; solidsausgesiebt; vegetablesabgegossen
musclegezerrt; back, eyesüberanstrengt, strapaziert; to have a strained anklesich (dat)den Knöchel verrenkt haben

strained

[streɪnd] adj (muscle) → stirato/a; (arm, ankle) → slogato/a; (heart, eyes) → affaticato/a; (laugh, smile) → forzato/a; (relations) → teso/a; (liquid) → filtrato/a; (solid food) → passato/a

strain1

(strein) verb
1. to exert oneself or a part of the body to the greatest possible extent. They strained at the door, trying to pull it open; He strained to reach the rope.
2. to injure (a muscle etc) through too much use, exertion etc. He has strained a muscle in his leg; You'll strain your eyes by reading in such a poor light.
3. to force or stretch (too far). The constant interruptions were straining his patience.
4. to put (eg a mixture) through a sieve etc in order to separate solid matter from liquid. She strained the coffee.
noun
1. force exerted; Can nylon ropes take more strain than the old kind of rope?.
2. (something, eg too much work etc, that causes) a state of anxiety and fatigue. The strain of nursing her dying husband was too much for her; to suffer from strain.
3. (an) injury especially to a muscle caused by too much exertion. muscular strain.
4. too great a demand. These constant delays are a strain on our patience.
strained adjective
(of a person's manner, behaviour etc) not natural, easy or relaxed. a strained smile.
ˈstrainer noun
a sieve or other utensil for separating solids from liquids. a coffee-/tea-strainer.
strain off
to remove (liquid) from eg vegetables by using a sieve etc. When the potatoes were cooked, she strained off the water.

strained

مَشْدود nepřirozený anspændt angespannt καταπονημένος tenso väkinäinen tendu usiljen teso 不自然な 강요된 gespannen anstrengt napięty tenso растянутый ansträngd ตึงเครียด zorlama gượng ép 紧张的
References in classic literature ?
The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the Bundle.
It's just this," said the doctor, taking a finger of his kid glove in his white hands and pulling it, "if you don't strain the strings, and then try to break them, you'll find it a difficult job; but strain a string to its very utmost, and the mere weight of one finger on the strained string will snap it.
There were the two horses straining and struggling with all their might to drag the cart out, but they could not move it; the sweat streamed from their legs and flanks, their sides heaved, and every muscle was strained, while the man, fiercely pulling at the head of the fore horse, swore and lashed most brutally.
And as they obeyed, Michael strained backward in a paroxysm of rage, making fierce short jumps to the end of the tether as he snarled and growled with utmost fierceness at the steward.
I had to hit the keys so hard that I strained my first fingers to the elbows, while the ends of my fingers were blisters burst and blistered again.
Silently and powerfully he strained at the bonds which fettered his wrists.
1 : to stretch or be stretched, pulled, or used to the limit <My muscles strained under the load.
Meanwhile, many other microcircuit makers have either quietly introduced similarly strained crystals into their chips or are planning to make that move.
IBM has developed the first transistor using strained silicon directly on insulator (SSDOI) technology that provides high performance while eliminating manufacturing problems.
B) has demonstrated an advanced CMOS technology that utilizes strained silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates -- a breakthrough that could deliver dramatic performance improvements and reduced power consumption for next generation semiconductor devices.
Large quantities of rubber compounds are said to be easily strained through the durable, fine mesh of the extruder's 520 mm screen surface.
IBM estimates that strained silicon technology could find its way into products by 2003.