Definition of well-strained in English:

well-strained

adjective

  • 1Properly or thoroughly pressed through a strainer.

  • 2Highly stretched or taut.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Hooke (1635–1703), natural philosopher. From well + strain + -ed.

Pronunciation

well-strained

/ˌwɛlˈstreɪnd/