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Definition of exertion:

  1. The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an exertion for him to move, to- day.

Synonyms:

execution, strain, attempt, motion, achievement, childbed, crusade, movement, while, struggle, fret, stew, performance, swither, sudor, drive, consummation, feat, act, travail, implementation, play, struggle, confinement, work, effect, campaign, accomplishment, trouble, try, labour, perspiration, pain, used, study at effort, transaction, lying-in, cause, proceeding, sweat, effort, endeavor, deed, action, doing, elbow grease, striving, endeavour, exploit, lather, parturiency.

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