- SYN: asthenopia.
* * *eye·strain 'ī-.strān n weariness or a strained state of the eye
* * *n.a sense of fatigue brought on by use of the eyes for prolonged close work or in persons who have an uncorrected error of refraction or an imbalance of the muscles that move the eyes. Symptoms are usually aching or burning of the eyes, accompanied by headache and even general fatigue if the eyes are not rested. Medical name: asthenopia.
* * *eye·strain (iґstrān) fatigue of the eye from overuse or from uncorrected defect in focus of the eye.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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eyestrain — [ī′strān΄] n. a tired or strained condition of the eye muscles, caused as by too much use of the eyes, uncorrected visual defects, or reading in dim light … English World dictionary
eyestrain — /uy strayn /, n. a sensation of discomfort produced in the eyes by their excessive or improper use: to have eyestrain from reading fine print in poor light. [1870 75; EYE + STRAIN] * * * … Universalium
eyestrain — noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑asthenopia • Hypernyms: ↑fatigue, ↑weariness, ↑tiredness * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun … Useful english dictionary
eyestrain — noun Date: 1874 weariness or a strained state of the eye … New Collegiate Dictionary
eyestrain — noun tiredness or pain in the eyes, sometimes accompanied by headache, caused by excessive or improper use of the eyes, or by uncorrected defects of vision Syn: asthenopia … Wiktionary
eyestrain — Synonyms and related words: brain fag, debilitation, debility, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, fatigue, goneness, heart strain, jadedness, languor, lassitude, mental fatigue, mental strain, overstrain, overtiredness, sleepiness, stance… … Moby Thesaurus
eyestrain — eye|strain [ aı,streın ] noun uncount a condition in which your eyes hurt, for example because you have been reading a lot … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
eyestrain — n. weariness of the eyes resulting from improper or excessive use … English contemporary dictionary
eyestrain — n. a sense of fatigue brought on by use of the eyes for prolonged close work or in persons who have an uncorrected error of refraction or an imbalance of the muscles that move the eyes. Symptoms are usually aching or burning of the eyes,… … The new mediacal dictionary
eyestrain — eye•strain [[t]ˈaɪˌstreɪn[/t]] n. discomfort in the eyes produced by excessive or improper use • Etymology: 1870–75 … From formal English to slang