exertion

  • 1 Exertion — is a concept describing the use of physical or perceived energy. It normally connotates a strenuous or costly effort related to physical, muscular, philosophical actions and work. Contents 1 Physical 2 Medical 3 …

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  • 2 Exertion — Ex*er tion, n. The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 exertion — ⇒EXERTION, subst. fém. Peu usuel. Stimulation, déploiement maximum (des forces, des muscles, de la puissance). La force humaine s exhalait tout entière dans chacune de ses exertions (RENAN, Avenir sc., 1890, p. 303). La moindre monographie d une… …

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  • 4 exertion — index campaign, effort, endeavor, industry (activity), pressure, pursuit (effort to secure), stress …

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  • 5 exertion — 1660s, act of exerting, from EXERT (Cf. exert) + ION (Cf. ion). Meaning vigorous action or effort is from 1777 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 exertion — *effort, pains, trouble Analogous words: labor, toil, travail, *work, grind, drudgery: struggle, striving, endeavor (see under ATTEMPT vb) Contrasted words: relaxation, *rest, repose, leisure, ease: inactivity, inertness or inertia, idleness (see …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 exertion — [n] hard work action, activity, application, attempt, effort, elbow grease*, employment, endeavor, exercise, hard pull*, industry, labor, long pull*, operation, pains, strain, stretch, striving, struggle, toil, travail, trial, trouble, use,… …

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  • 8 exertion — [eg zʉr′shən, igzʉr′shən] n. 1. the act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise 2. energetic activity; effort SYN. EFFORT …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Exertion — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Exertion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 exertion exertion effort strain tug pull stress throw stretch struggle spell spurt spirt Sgm: N 1 stroke of work stroke …

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  • 10 exertion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, extreme, great, strenuous, vigorous ▪ mental, physical ▪ Try to avoid physical exertion …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 exertion — UK [ɪɡˈzɜː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪɡˈzɜrʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms exertion : singular exertion plural exertions great physical or mental effort You can expect sore muscles after a lot of physical exertion …

    English dictionary

  • 12 exertion — /ig zerr sheuhn/, n. 1. vigorous action or effort: physical and mental exertion. 2. an effort: a great exertion to help others. 3. exercise, as of power or faculties. 4. an instance of this. [1660 70; EXERT + ION] Syn. 1. endeavor, struggle,… …

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  • 13 exertion — (entrée créée par le supplément) (è gzèr sion) s. f. Action de déployer, de mettre en jeu (c est un mot anglais qui commence à s introduire en français). •   Les produits de l activité humaine sont tous, au fond, de même nature et de qualité… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 exertion — n. physical; strenuous exertion * * * [ɪg zɜːʃ(ə)n] strenuous exertion physical …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 exertion — ex|er|tion [ıgˈzə:ʃən US ə:r ] n [U and C] 1.) a lot of physical or mental effort ▪ The afternoon s exertions had left us feeling exhausted. ▪ mental exertion 2.) the use of power, influence etc to make something happen ▪ the exertion of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 exertion — noun 1) she was panting with exertion Syn: effort, strain, struggle, toil, endeavor, hard work, labor; literary travail 2) the exertion of pressure Syn: use, application, exercise, employment …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 exertion — noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work (Freq. 6) he got an A for effort they managed only with great exertion • Syn: ↑effort, ↑elbow grease, ↑travail, ↑sweat • …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 exertion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Physical effort Nouns 1. exertion, energy, effort, strain, tug, pull, stretch, struggle, trouble, pains, endeavor, action; work ethic. 2. (physical exercises) a. gymnastics, athletics, acrobatics; ariel …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 exertion — noun (C, U) strong physical or mental effort: The afternoon s exertions had left us feeling exhausted. | mental exertion …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 exertion — ex•er•tion [[t]ɪgˈzɜr ʃən[/t]] n. 1) vigorous action or effort 2) an effort: a great exertion to help others[/ex] 3) exercise, as of power or faculties 4) an instance of this • Etymology: 1660–70 syn: See effort …

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