- pressure or tension exerted on a material object；the degree of pressure exerted on a material object measured in units of force per unit area.
- give particular emphasis or importance to (a point, statement, or idea) made in speech or writing；give emphasis to (a syllable or word) when pronouncing it
noun: stress, plural noun: stresses
verb: stress, 3rd person present: stresses, gerund or present participle: stressing, past tense: stressed, past participle: stressed
- 1. pressure or tension exerted on a material object:
the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar
- 2. the degree of pressure exerted on a material object measured in units of force per unit area.
- 3. a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances:
he's obviously under a lot of stress
- 4. something that causes mental strain:
the stresses and strains of public life
- 5. physiological disturbance or damage caused to an organism by adverse circumstances:
in many areas irrigation is warranted to avoid plant stress
- 6. particular emphasis or importance:
he has started to lay greater stress on the government's role in industry
- 7. emphasis given to a particular syllable or word in speech, typically through a combination of relatively greater loudness, higher pitch, and longer duration:
normally, the stress falls on the first syllable
- 1. give particular emphasis or importance to (a point, statement, or idea) made in speech or writing:
they stressed the need for reform
she was anxious to stress that her daughter's safety was her only concern
- 2. give emphasis to (a syllable or word) when pronouncing it:
in French, the last syllable is usually stressed
- 3. subject to pressure or tension:
this type of workout does stress the shoulder and knee joints
- 4. cause mental or emotional strain or tension in:
I avoid many of the things that used to stress me before
- 5. become tense or anxious; worry:
don't stress—there's plenty of time to get a grip on the situation
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