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exertion

noun [C or U] (EFFORT)    /ɪɡˈzɜː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈzɝː-/
the use of a lot of mental or physical effort: I get out of breath with any kind of physical exertion. We were exhausted after our exertions.Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
(Definition of exertion noun (EFFORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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