\ˈɛfət], \ˈɛfət], \ˈɛ_f_ə_t]\
Definitions of EFFORT
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- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
A muscular contraction of greater or less strength, the object of which is, either to resist an external force, or to accomplish a function, which has become naturally laborious :-such are, the act of pushing away, or of drawing a body towards us, and the more or less painful efforts used by the mother to cause the expulsion of the foetus. In France, the word effort is often used synonymously with hernia; and signifies, likewise, the painful twitches of muscles, occasioned by over-exertion, or by the rupture of some of their fleshy fibres. Sauvages calls Efforts des reins, Lumbago a nisu, the pain in the loins occasioned by bearing too heavy a burden.
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