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From Middle English strener, streynour, strenyour, equivalent to strain + -er.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈstɹeɪnɚ/
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- Rhymes: -eɪnə(ɹ)
strainer (plural strainers)
- A device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid.
- Synonym: sile
- A perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline.
- One who strains.
- 2008, Kirby I. Bland, Michael G. Sarr, Markus W. Büchler, General Surgery: Principles and International Practice, page 843:
- An important factor with respect to recurrence [of rectal prolapse] is the fact that many of these patients are chronic strainers.
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