Definition of exertion in English:


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


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.

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