Meaning : (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces.
Meaning : Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension.
She endured the stresses and strains of life.
He presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger.
Synonyms : stress
Meaning : Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse). Results in swelling and pain.
Meaning : The general meaning or substance of an utterance.
Although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument.
Synonyms : tenor
Meaning : An intense or violent exertion.
Synonyms : straining
Meaning : The act of singing.
With a shout and a song they marched up to the gates.
Synonyms : song
Meaning : Use to the utmost. Exert vigorously or to full capacity.
He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro.
Don't strain your mind too much.
Synonyms : extend
Meaning : Become stretched or tense or taut.
The bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed.
The rope strained when the weight was attached.
Synonyms : tense
Meaning : Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender.
Puree the vegetables for the baby.
Synonyms : puree