Strained Definition

strānd
adjective
Not natural or relaxed; forced.
A strained smile.
Webster's New World
Having been passed through a strainer.
A bowl of strained peaches.
American Heritage
Done with or marked by excessive effort; forced.
Strained humor.
American Heritage
Characterized by a loss of closeness, cordiality, etc.
Strained relations between siblings.
Webster's New World
Extended beyond proper limits.
A strained meaning.
American Heritage
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verb
Strained is defined as to have been injured or put in a lot of effort in the past.
An example of strained is to have pulled a muscle yesterday.
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Simple past tense and past participle of strain.

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