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strengthnoun

 us   /streŋkθ, streŋθ/

strength noun (PHYSICAL POWER)

[U] the ability to do things that demand physical effort, or the degree to which something is strong or powerful: After having surgery, it takes a while to get your strength back. Making baskets requires skill more than physical strength. The storm is gathering/gaining strength. [U] The strength of a drug is its ability to have an effect.

strength noun (BRAVERY)

[U] bravery in dealing with difficulties: He showed real strength in refusing to change his vote in spite of the call from the president.

strength noun (GOOD FEATURE)

[C/U] a positive quality that makes you more effective: [C] The plan had both strengths and weaknesses. [C] Her drive to succeed was a real strength. [C/U] The strength of a company or economy is its ability to produce goods, profits, and jobs: [U] a period of continuing economic strength

strength noun (NUMBER)

[U] the number of people in a group: Estimates of enemy troop strengths differed.
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