Stamina

Definition of Stamina

Stam´i`na   Pronunciation: stăm´ĭ`nå
n. pl.1.See Stamen.
1.The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength.
2.Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; backbone; vigor; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a State.
He succeeded to great captains who had sapped the whole stamina and resistance of the contest.
- De Quincey.
3.The power of endurance; the ability to withstand fatigue, disease, deprivation, etc., and continue working.

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