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

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  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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

  • 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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • 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 …   English dictionary for students

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

  • 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

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