Definitions for: Exertion

[n] use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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; it is an
exertion for him to move, to-day.

Syn: Attempt; endeavor; effort; essay; trial. See Attempt.

Synonyms: effort, elbow grease, sweat, travail

See Also: application, detrition, difficulty, diligence, exercise, exercising, friction, labor, labour, least effort, least resistance, overexertion, overkill, physical exercise, physical exertion, pull, rubbing, strain, straining, struggle, supererogation, toil, trouble, workout

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