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synonyms for strain

  • ache
  • anxiety
  • bruise
  • burden
  • injury
  • pressure
  • sprain
  • stress
  • tension
  • brunt
  • constriction
  • effort
  • endeavor
  • exertion
  • force
  • jerk
  • pull
  • stretch
  • struggle
  • tautness
  • tensity
  • twist
  • wrench
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  • streak
  • style
  • tone
  • shade
  • trace
  • vein
  • trait
  • mind
  • temper
  • suspicion
  • manner
  • way
  • touch
  • humor
  • tinge
  • spirit
  • tendency
  • soupçon
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antonyms for strain

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  • aid
  • calmness
  • ease
  • health
  • help
  • peace
  • relaxation
  • relief
  • idleness
  • laziness
  • wellness
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How to use strain in a sentence

That’s because it’s been done by growing a virus in cells from other species and waiting for a weaker strain to appear by chance.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGISTS HAVE CREATED A SLOW-GROWING VERSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS TO GIVE AS A VACCINEDAVID ROTMANSEPTEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The Atlantic’s subscriber base is growing at a moment when its advertising and events businesses, like most every media company’s, are under strain.
‘WE’VE REALLY RESET OUR FLOOR’: HOW THE ATLANTIC GAINED 300,000 NEW SUBSCRIBERS IN THE PAST 12 MONTHSMAX WILLENSSEPTEMBER 10, 2020DIGIDAY
Most cytomegaloviruses don’t cause disease, and each strain has evolved to infect only one species, so the risk of a cytomegalovirus vaccine jumping between species is very low.
CAN VACCINES FOR WILDLIFE PREVENT HUMAN PANDEMICS?RODRIGO PÉREZ ORTEGAAUGUST 24, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
We’re home to a strain of “innocent optimism,” the Post insisted.
POLITICS REPORT: A POLL AND A COURT RULING IN KEY COUNCIL RACESCOTT LEWISAUGUST 22, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
American and global health authorities pick the flu strains to target, drugmakers manufacture the shots, and they’re given by workplaces, schools, drugstores, local public-health departments, physicians and hospitals.
U.S. WILL CONDUCT AN UNOFFICIAL DRY RUN OF A COVID-19 VACCINE CAMPAIGN THIS FALLCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERAUGUST 19, 2020FORTUNE
The vaccine, known as BCG or bacillus Calmette-Guérin, is composed of a weakened strain of Mycobacterium bovis, a bacterium that infects cattle and is closely related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
OUR GENES MAY EXPLAIN SEVERITY OF COVID-19 AND OTHER INFECTIONSMONIQUE BROUILLETTEJULY 27, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
This is expected to create additional strain on testing for underserved communities as state or county-sponsored public sites and labs further limit testing access.
WHICH CITIES HAVE THE BIGGEST RACIAL GAPS IN COVID-19 TESTING ACCESS?SOO RIN KIMJULY 22, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
That makes pigs not only susceptible to swine-specific flu strains but also to flu viruses from birds and humans.
4 REASONS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THAT ‘NEW’ SWINE FLU IN THE NEWSERIN GARCIA DE JESUSJULY 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It takes a little bit of the strain off of the supply chain for grocery retail.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EVERYONE STAYS HOME TO EAT? (EP. 412)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAPRIL 9, 2020FREAKONOMICS
They are trying to slow the surge in new cases and lessen the strain on hospitals.
COVID-19: WHEN WILL IT BE SAFE TO GO OUT AGAIN?JONATHAN LAMBERTMARCH 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAIN

  • afflict
  • bleed
  • carry on
  • crucify
  • distress
  • disturb
  • eat heart out
  • excruciate
  • harrow
  • hurt
  • labor
  • lament
  • martyr
  • pain
  • rack
  • sing the blues
  • squirm
  • stew over
  • strain
  • strive
  • struggle
  • take it badly
  • torment
  • torture
  • try
  • wince
  • worry
  • writhe
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