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eyestrain

[ahy-streyn] /ˈaɪˌstreɪn/
noun
1.
a sensation of discomfort produced in the eyes by their excessive or improper use:
to have eyestrain from reading fine print in poor light.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; eye + strain
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British Dictionary definitions for eye-strain

eyestrain

/ˈaɪˌstreɪn/
noun
1.
fatigue or irritation of the eyes, resulting from excessive use, as from prolonged reading of small print, or uncorrected defects of vision
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eye-strain in Medicine

eyestrain eye·strain (ī'strān')
n.
Pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by headache, due to prolonged use of the eyes, uncorrected defects of vision, or an imbalance of the eye muscles. Also called asthenopia.

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