re-strain
/ree strayn"/, v.t., v.i.
to strain again.
[1870-75; RE- + STRAIN1]

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  • re|strain|ed|ly — «rih STRAY nihd lee, STRAYND », adverb. in a restrained manner; with restraint: »These and the other like precepts of our Saviour, are not to be taken strictly, but restrainedly (William Burkitt) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • un´re|strain´ed|ly — un|re|strained «UHN rih SAYND», adjective. 1. not kept in check or under control: »unrestrained laughter. 2. not subjected to restraint: »unrestrained freedom, an unrestrained movement. 3. free from restraint of manner; easy; natural: »an… …   Useful english dictionary

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