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We have found multiple words strain. Choose the one you are looking for and click on the link in its Dictionary entry column to see its detailed etymology.

Dictionary entry Language Definition
strain English (Noun) (archaic) Race; lineage, pedigree.. (biology) A particular breed or race of animal, microbe etc.. (literary) Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; [...](archaic) Race; lineage, pedigree.. (biology) A particular breed or race of animal, microbe etc.. (literary) Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; [...]
strain English (Verb) (obsolete) To beget, generate (of light), engender, copulate (both of animals and humans), lie with, be born, come into the world.(obsolete) To beget, generate (of light), engender, copulate (both of animals and humans), lie with, be born, come into the world.
strain English (Verb Noun) (intransitive) To percolate; to be filtered.. (obsolete) To hold tightly, to clasp.. (transitive) To separate solid from liquid by passing through a strainer or colander. To act upon, in any [...](intransitive) To percolate; to be filtered.. (obsolete) To hold tightly, to clasp.. (transitive) To separate solid from liquid by passing through a strainer or colander. To act upon, in any [...]

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