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    stress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stress

    Definition
    (noun) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    Synonyms : accent , emphasis
    Example Sentence
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
    Definition
    (noun) (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    Synonyms : tenseness , tension
    Example Sentence
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor
    Definition
    (noun) special emphasis attached to something
    Synonyms : focus
    Example Sentence
    • the stress was more on accuracy than on speed
    Definition
    (noun) difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    Synonyms : strain
    Example Sentence
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger
    Definition
    (noun) (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
    Example Sentence
    • the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area
    Definition
    (verb) to stress, single out as important
    Example Sentence
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
    Definition
    (verb) put stress on; utter with an accent
    Synonyms : accent , accentuate
    Example Sentence
    • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word
    Definition
    (verb) test the limits of
    Synonyms : strain , try
    Example Sentence
    • You are trying my patience!
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