Exertion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪɡˈzɜːrʃn|  American pronunciation of the word exertion
Brit.  |ɪɡˈzɜːʃn|  British pronunciation of the word exertion

noun

- use of physical or mental energy; hard work(syn: effort, sweat, travail)

they managed only with great exertion

Examples

He was panting from the exertion of climbing the stairs.

an easy sport that requires little physical exertion

The fire was soon extinguished by the exertions of the soldiers.

The afternoon's exertions had left us feeling exhausted.

they managed only with great exertion

The nervous force is consumed equally in mental and in bodily exertion.

Word forms

noun
singular: exertion
plural: exertions
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