strained

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forced and strained agonistic , contrived
strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: `blind mouths') catachresis
diet of fluids with minimal residues (fat-free broth or strained fruit juices or gelatin); cannot be used for more than one day postoperative clear liquid diet
twisted or strained out of shape contorted , distorted
easing of strained relations detente
easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations) detente
diet of foods that can be served in liquid or strained form (plus custards or puddings); prescribed after certain kinds of surgery liquid diet
pudding made with strained split peas mixed with egg pease pudding
mashed and strained food puree
physical condition of being stretched or strained tautness , tenseness , tension , tensity
stressed or strained tense
sauce made with a puree of tomatoes (or strained tomatoes) with savory vegetables and other seasonings; can be used on pasta tomato sauce
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