exertion exertion  /ɪɡ ˈzɜr ʃən/


  • (n) use of physical or mental energy; hard work



  1. The trick, says Parsons, is diagnosing exercise-induced asthma, which many parents, coaches and even athletes themselves mistake for over-exertion.
  2. Halfway through a recent morning rehearsal, when most of her fellow dancers have broken into a sweat, Yuan Yuan Tan shows no sign of exertion.
  3. In other words, the game may be virtual, but the physical exertion is very real.


  • Here are the details of the biological proof for Gulf War illness

    Using brain scans and exercise stress tests, researchers have identified two biologically distinct subgroups of veterans suffering from so-called Gulf War illness. Their bodies reacted differently to physical exertion, and their brains had atrophied in...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MedCity News


  1. "It's the same exertion for a man or a woman, it's just that women, unfortunately, naturally come with less muscle mass and a smaller frame," said Patrick, whose popularity has been a boon to a series that has struggled since its split with...
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Danica Patrick Source: SI.com

  2. "As a matter of principle, it is an international peace building activity that is not defined as an exertion of military force," Fukuda said in a televised debate with opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa.
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Yasuo Fukuda Source: Daily Times

  3. "Everything we eat and drink, every training session, our hydration levels and exertion rates are monitored here," Nelsen says.
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Ryan Nelsen Source: Stuff.co.nz

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