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overstrain (v.)

also over-strain, 1580s, transitive, "exert to an injurious degree," from over- + strain (v.). Intransitive sense of "strain or strive to excess" is by 1703. Related: Overstrained; overstraining.

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Definitions of overstrain
1
overstrain (v.)
strain excessively;
Synonyms: overextend
2
overstrain (n.)
too much strain;
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