Definition Of strain
a breed, stock, or variety of an animal or plant developed by breeding.
Australia has been trying to breed better strains of plants and animals for ever.
a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree.
the usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine
a particular tendency as part of a person's character.
there was a powerful strain of insanity on her mother's side of the family
a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something.
the accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries
force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make a strenuous or unusually great effort.
I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound
Example Of strain
strain off the surplus fat
strain the custard into a bowl
a strain of feminist thought
A report carried out at University College Dublin has found that a quarter of primary teachers have fatigue and strain caused by voice problems.
Add almost all of the remaining berries and strain the fruit, keeping all the juices.