stress

Definition (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

Definition (noun): (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

Example: he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension

Definition (noun): (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

Example: stress is a vasoconstrictor

Definition (noun): special emphasis attached to something

Example: the stress was more on accuracy than on speed

Definition (noun): difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

Example: she endured the stresses and strains of life

Definition (noun): difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

Example: 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: the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area

Definition (verb): to stress, single out as important

Example: Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Definition (verb): put stress on; utter with an accent

Example: In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Definition (verb): test the limits of

Example: You are trying my patience!

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