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Definitions of distress:
  • noun:   the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
    Example: "Originally distress was a landloard's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"
  • noun:   psychological suffering
    Example: "The death of his wife caused him great distress"
  • noun:   extreme physical pain
    Example: "The patient appeared to be in distress"
  • noun:   a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
    Example: "A ship in distress"
  • verb:   cause mental pain to
    Example: "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

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