adjective 1. affected or produced by effort; not natural or spontaneous; forced: strained hospitality. verb (used with object) 1. to draw tight or taut, especially to the utmost tension; stretch to the full: to strain a rope. 2. to exert to the utmost: to strain one’s ears to catch a sound. 3. to impair, injure, […]
noun 1. a person or thing that strains. 2. a filter, sieve, or the like for straining liquids. 3. a stretcher or tightener. noun 1. a sieve used for straining sauces, vegetables, tea, etc 2. a gauze or simple filter used to strain liquids 3. (Austral & NZ) a self-locking device or a tool for […]
- Strain fracture
strain fracture n. A fracture in which a piece of bone attached to a tendon, ligament, or capsule is torn away by an internal or an external force.
noun 1. Geology. a type of extensometer designed for geophysical use. strain gauge noun 1. a device for measuring strain in a machine or other structure, usually consisting of a metal filament that is attached to it and receives the same strain. The strain can be measured by the change in the electrical properties of […]