Definition of Stress


  • (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
    "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
  • difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    "she endured the stresses and strains of life"
    "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
  • special emphasis attached to something
    "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"
    "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
  • the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"


  • test the limits of
    "You are trying my patience!"
  • put stress on
    utter with an accent
    "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
  • to stress, single out as important
    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble stress

25 unscramble word found using the letters stress.

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