Definition of STRESS

noun : STRESS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor" ;

  • 3. (

    ) special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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 ;

  • 5. (

    ) (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area" ;

verb : STRESS

Source: WordNet 3.1

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