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exertion

Line breaks: ex¦er|tion
Pronunciation: /ɪɡˈzɜːʃn
 
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Definition of exertion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Physical or mental effort: she was panting with the exertion [count noun]: a well-earned rest after their exertions
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
effort, strain, struggle, toil, endeavour, hard work, labour, industry, {blood, sweat, and tears};
exercise, activity
informal elbow grease, sweat
British informal graft
Australian/New Zealand informal yakka
literary travail, moil
2The application of a force, influence, or quality: the exertion of authority
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
use, application, appliance, bringing to bear, exercise, employment, utilization;
expenditure

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