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exertion

[ig-zur-shuh n] /ɪgˈzɜr ʃən/
noun
1.
vigorous action or effort:
physical and mental exertion.
2.
an effort:
a great exertion to help others.
3.
exercise, as of power or faculties.
4.
an instance of this.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; exert + -ion
Related forms
nonexertion, noun
self-exertion, noun
superexertion, noun
Synonyms
1. endeavor, struggle, attempt, activity, strain. See effort.
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Word Origin and History for self exertion

exertion

n.

1660s, "act of exerting," from exert + -ion. Meaning "vigorous action or effort" is from 1777.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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