eyestrain
noun Date: 1874 weariness or a strained state of the eye

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eyestrain — [ī′strān΄] n. a tired or strained condition of the eye muscles, caused as by too much use of the eyes, uncorrected visual defects, or reading in dim light …   English World dictionary

  • eyestrain — /uy strayn /, n. a sensation of discomfort produced in the eyes by their excessive or improper use: to have eyestrain from reading fine print in poor light. [1870 75; EYE + STRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • eyestrain — noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑asthenopia • Hypernyms: ↑fatigue, ↑weariness, ↑tiredness * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • eyestrain — noun tiredness or pain in the eyes, sometimes accompanied by headache, caused by excessive or improper use of the eyes, or by uncorrected defects of vision Syn: asthenopia …   Wiktionary

  • eyestrain — SYN: asthenopia. * * * eye·strain ī .strān n weariness or a strained state of the eye * * * n. a sense of fatigue brought on by use of the eyes for prolonged close work or in persons who have an uncorrected error of refraction or an imbalance of… …   Medical dictionary

  • eyestrain — Synonyms and related words: brain fag, debilitation, debility, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, fatigue, goneness, heart strain, jadedness, languor, lassitude, mental fatigue, mental strain, overstrain, overtiredness, sleepiness, stance… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eyestrain — eye|strain [ aı,streın ] noun uncount a condition in which your eyes hurt, for example because you have been reading a lot …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eyestrain — n. weariness of the eyes resulting from improper or excessive use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eyestrain — n. a sense of fatigue brought on by use of the eyes for prolonged close work or in persons who have an uncorrected error of refraction or an imbalance of the muscles that move the eyes. Symptoms are usually aching or burning of the eyes,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • eyestrain — eye•strain [[t]ˈaɪˌstreɪn[/t]] n. discomfort in the eyes produced by excessive or improper use • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

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