Exertion



[ig-zur-shuh n] /ɪgˈzɜr ʃən/

noun
1.
vigorous action or effort:
physical and mental exertion.
2.
an effort:
a great exertion to help others.
3.
exercise, as of power or faculties.
4.
an instance of this.
n.

1660s, “act of exerting,” from exert + -ion. Meaning “vigorous action or effort” is from 1777.

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