Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.
- Having been passed through a strainer: a bowl of strained peaches.
- Done with or marked by excessive effort; forced: strained humor.
- Extended beyond proper limits: a strained meaning.
- Antagonized to the verge of open conflict: strained relations.
- Twisted; wrenched: a strained ankle.