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exertion Syllabification: ex·er·tion
Pronunciation: /iɡˈzərSH(ə)n/

Definition of exertion in English:


1Physical or mental effort: she was panting with the exertion a well-earned rest after their mental exertions
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  • The physical and mental exertions on Sunday may take its toll.
  • Signs of mental and physical fatigue after midweek exertions manifested themselves in some sluggish play from O'Neill's men early on.
  • Hence, the intellectual, mental, moral and physical exertions will be greater.
2The application of a force, influence, or quality: the exertion of authority
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  • It feels spindly, as if it will break with exertion of more force.
  • I rolled my eyes, giving into his exertion of force, and following him down the street back home.
  • I could actually feel my entire body just sink along with my mattress, from his exertion of force.

Words that rhyme with exertion

animadversion, aspersion, assertion, aversion, bioconversion, Cistercian, coercion, conversion, desertion, disconcertion, dispersion, diversion, emersion, excursion, extroversion, immersion, incursion, insertion, interspersion, introversion, Persian, perversion, submersion, subversion, tertian, version
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