eye strain

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. 2008.

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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 — 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

  • 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

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  • 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

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