Definition of at (full) strain in English:

at (full) strain


  • Using the utmost effort.

    • ‘The manager finds himself on-board a 24-foot boat, careening into a wave-whipping southeast wind, sailing full strain.’
    • ‘Recovery of stored electrochemical energy should enable moderate efficiencies to be achieved even at full strain.’
    • ‘Operating an actuator of stack height at half its potential strain, compared to operating a stack of height at full strain, reduces power consumption by 50%.’