Part of speech:
The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
An enclosure or channel for electrical cable runs.
A gradual decrease in width or thickness
A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
To debilitate is defined as to weaken, make ill or destroy.
To deprive of strength; make feeble.
To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
To remove water, etc. from, as with a pump
To permit (water, air, light, radiation, etc.) to pass accidentally in or out; allow to leak
To remove by passing through a filter:
(Chemistry) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.
To pour out; discharge
To deplete is defined as to diminish or use up the supply of something.
To dump commodities
To stream or flow continuously or profusely:
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To spread or flow out.
To pass or ooze through:
To flow or leak out slowly, as through very small holes; seep
To discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually.
To remove is to take something away, eliminate something or take something off.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
To undergo or be subject to such a diffusion of color:
To reduce to poverty; make poor.
To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander:
To sap is to weaken someone or to destroy their spirit, energy or power, especially when done slowly over time.
To make or to become weary.
To spend wastefully; squander (time, energy, money, etc.)
To evaporate is defined as to turn from a liquid into a gas, or to stop existing.
To swallow liquid:
To furnish with a spigot or tap.
To turn aside.
To wear a sailing vessel
To attire or dress
To tire out; exhaust.
To spend is to use all of a resource, to focus your energy on something or to give someone money.
To finish is defined as to complete, use up or give the final touches to.
(Rare) To reduce; lessen
(Only used in the phrase peter out) To dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To weaken or lessen; decline
To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
A pipe or drain, usually underground, used to carry off water and waste matter
(Chemistry) A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.
The resulting reduction; decrease.
(Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
A reduction; lessening; decrease
A lessening or reduction
To supply what is specified by or required for:
Replenish is defined as to make something full or complete again.
(Archaic) To take refreshment, as food or drink
To give new health, strength, or spirit to:
The act of increasing:
(Intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
To make or become weak or weaker.
To perform for an audience:
A consuming or being consumed
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