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Past participle ofstrain. There are other translations for this conjugation.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tense)
a. tenso
Our prime minister met with their ambassador to try to ease strained relations.Nuestro primer ministro se reunió con el embajador para tratar de aliviar las tensas relaciones.
b. tirante
The atmosphere at home has been strained since we found out my uncle is getting divorced.El ambiente en el hogar ha sido tirante desde que nos enteramos de que mi tío se va a divorciar.
c. crispado
The passengers all had strained looks on their faces when the bus narrowly escaped a collision.Todos los pasajeros se quedaron mirando crispados cuando el autobús se escapó por poco de un choque.
d. forzado
Chris told the police officer in a strained voice that he couldn't find his mommy.Chris le dijo al policía con una voz forzada que no podía encontrar a su mamá.
2. (unnatural)
a. forzado
Mary said she had just lost her life savings in the stock market and then let out a strained laugh.Mary dijo que acababa de perder todos sus ahorros en el mercado de valores y después soltó una risa forzada.
3. (weakened)
a. cansado
Since I turned 40, my eyes feel more strained. Perhaps it's time for glasses.Desde que cumplí los 40, siento la vista más cansada. Tal vez sea hora de usar lentes.
4. (medicine)
a. torcido
Mathew didn't warm up before doing push-ups and now has a strained wrist.Mathew no calentó antes de hacer lagartijas y ahora tiene la muñeca torcida.
b. distendido
Ultrasound therapy helped my strained muscle to recover quickly.La terapia de ultrasonido ayudó a que mi músculo distendido se recuperara rápidamente.
5. (culinary)
a. espeso
A typical Lebanese breakfast includes strained yogurt.Un desayuno típico libanés incluye yogur espeso.
b. colado
Connie fed her baby some strained carrots.Connie alimentó a su bebé con zanahorias coladas.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (muscle)
a. distendido(a)
2. (atmosphere, conversation, relations)
a. tenso(a), tirante
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strained [streɪnd]
1 (tense) [+person] tenso; [+face] crispado; [+voice, laugh, jollity, politeness] forzado; [+atmosphere, relations, silence] tirante; tenso
she looked pale and strained He was standing over her, too close, uncomfortable and strained
she gave a strained laugh forzó una risa; se rió con una risa forzada
The atmosphere between us became tense and strained relations between the two families had become increasingly strained However strained your relationship with your ex-partner was before you split up, you'll both need to build up a new understanding ...his difficult and strained relationship with the Communist Party her relationship with Eric had become strained and distant
2 [+wrist, ankle] torcido; [+eyes] cansado; [+voice] cansado
a strained muscle un esguince; he has a strained shoulder/back tiene una lesión en un hombro/en la espalda
3 (overtaxed) [+economy] debilitado
The political crisis is having a knock-on effect on the already strained economy
4 (Cookery) [+baby food] pasado por el pasapurés or el tamiz; [+soup, gravy] colado; [+yoghurt] espeso
...strained lemon juice Put the strained liquid into a food processor with the other ingredients strained yogurt has been drained through muslin for several hours, until it's thick and creamy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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