exertion

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  • IPA(key): /əɡˈzɝʃən/
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exertion (countable and uncountable, plural exertions)

  1. An expenditure of physical or mental effort.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, page 246:
      Again she felt a return of that utter despondency which had fallen upon her after Guido's death: but then she could indulge in it unmolested, and that was something of relief: now she was forced into exertion, that sort of exertion of all the most tiresome, because the least interesting...

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