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Definitions of stress:
  • noun:   the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    Example: "He put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  • noun:   (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
    Example: "The intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
  • noun:   difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    Example: "She endured the stresses and strains of life"
  • noun:   special emphasis attached to something
    Example: "The stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
  • noun:   (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    Example: "Stress is a vasoconstrictor"
  • verb:   put stress on; utter with an accent
  • verb:   to stress, single out as important
  • verb:   test the limits of

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