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exertion

Pronunciation: /ɪgˈzɜːrʃən; ɪgˈzɜːʃən/

Translation of exertion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (effort) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) esfuerzo (masculine)
    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.
  • 2 (of authority, influence) ejercicio (masculine); (of force, strength) empleo (masculine)
    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.

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