eye strain


eye strain
noun (U) a pain you feel in your eyes, for example because you are tired or have been reading a lot

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • eye strain — UK US noun [uncountable] a pain in your eyes, for example because you have been reading a lot Thesaurus: specific types of painhyponym * * * n. fatigue of the eyes, such as that caused by reading or looking at a computer screen for too long * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye strain — n [U] a pain you feel in your eyes, for example because you are tired or have been reading a lot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye|strain — «Y STRAYN», noun. a tired or weak condition of the eyes caused especially by using them too much or reading in a dim light …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye strain — N UNCOUNT If you suffer from eye strain, you feel pain around your eyes or at the back of your eyes, because you are very tired or should be wearing glasses …   English dictionary

  • eye strain — UK / US noun [uncountable] a pain in your eyes, for example because you have been reading a lot …   English dictionary

  • eye·strain — /ˈaıˌstreın/ noun [noncount] : a tired and unpleasant feeling in your eyes After looking at the computer screen all day she had eyestrain and a stiff neck …   Useful english dictionary

  • strain — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 severe demand on strength, resources, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, enormous, great, heavy, real, severe, terrible, tremendous ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • strain — strain1 [streın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(worry)¦ 2¦(difficulty)¦ 3¦(force)¦ 4¦(injury)¦ 5¦(plant/animal)¦ 6¦(quality)¦ 7¦(way of saying something)¦ 8 strains of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 4; Date: 1500 1600; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye — n. & v. n. 1 a the organ of sight in man and other animals. b the light detecting organ in some invertebrates. 2 the eye characterized by the colour of the iris (has blue eyes). 3 the region round the eye (eyes red from weeping). 4 a glass or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strain# — strain n 1 *variety, subspecies, race, breed, cultivar, clone, stock 2 streak, vein, *touch, suggestion, suspicion, soupçon, tincture, tinge, shade, smack, spice, dash strain vb 1 sprain (see under STRAIN n 2) *demur, scruple, balk, jib, shy,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms