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German translation of “strain”

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strain

noun
(something, eg too much work etc, that causes) a state of anxiety and fatigue
die Anstrengung
The strain of nursing her dying husband was too much for her to suffer from strain.
(an) injury especially to a muscle caused by too much exertion
die Zerrung
muscular strain.
too great a demand
die Strapaze
These constant delays are a strain on our patience.
(Definition of strain from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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