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stress

 (strĕs)
n.
1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something. See Synonyms at emphasis.
2. Linguistics
a. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
b. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
3.
a. The relative force of sound or emphasis given a syllable or word in accordance with a metrical pattern.
b. A syllable having strong relative emphasis in a metrical pattern.
4. An accent or mark representing such emphasis or force.
5. Physics
a. The internal distribution of force per unit area within a body subject to an applied force or system of forces.
b. The internal resistance of a body to such an applied force or system of forces.
6.
a. A condition of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain: "He presided over the economy during the period of its greatest stress and danger" (Robert J. Samuelson).
b. A condition of physiological or psychological disturbance to the normal functioning or well-being of an organism, occurring as a response to any of various environmental or psychosocial stimuli. Signs and symptoms of stress in humans include increased blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability.
c. A stimulus or circumstance causing such a condition: couldn't stand the stresses of the job and quit.
v. stressed, stress·ing, stress·es
v.tr.
1. To place emphasis on: stressed basic fire safety in her talk.
2. To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
3. Informal To subject to physiological or mental stress or strain. Often used with out: The pressure of the deadline is really stressing me out.
4. To subject to mechanical pressure or force.
v.intr. Informal
To undergo physiological or mental stress, as from working too much. Often used with out.

[Middle English stresse, hardship, partly from destresse (from Old French; see distress) and partly from Old French estrece, narrowness, oppression (from Vulgar Latin *strictia, from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere, to draw tight; see strait).]

stressed

(strɛst)
adj
1. suffering from stress
2. phonetics (of a syllable or word) given more weight than the surrounding syllables or words
3. (Metallurgy) technical having been subjected to pressure or tension
4. (General Engineering) technical having been subjected to pressure or tension
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stressed - suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
2.stressed - bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"
unstressed - not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"

stressed

adjective anxious, worried, tense, upset, distressed, under pressure, harassed, pressurized Work out what situations or people make you feel stressed and avoid them.
Translations
stresovaný
stresset
stressaantunut
koji je pod stresom
ストレスがたまった
스트레스를 받고 있는
stressad
ถูกกดดัน
bị căng thẳng

stressed

[strest] ADJ
1. (= tense) [person] → estresado, agobiado
2. (Ling, Poetry) [syllable] → acentuado

stressed

[ˈstrɛst] adj
(= not relaxed) → stressé(e)
to feel stressed → être stressé
to make sb feel stressed → stresser qn
[metal] → sous contrainte
[syllable] → accentué(e)stressed out adjstressé(e)
to be stressed out → être stressé(e)stress fracture n [bone] → fracture f de fatigue; [rock] → fracture f de tension

stressed

adj
syllable, wordbetont
(= under stress) persongestresst, über(be)lastet

stressed

[strɛst] adj (syllable) → accentato/a

stressed

مُتَوَتِّر stresovaný stresset gestresst αγχωμένος estresado stressaantunut stressé koji je pod stresom stressato ストレスがたまった 스트레스를 받고 있는 gestrest belastet zestresowany estressado, stressado находящийся в напряжении stressad ถูกกดดัน gerilmiş bị căng thẳng 压力重重的

stressed

adj estresado
References in classic literature ?
Each line is divided into halves and each half contains two stressed syllables, generally long in quantity.
The need which Professor Muirhead stressed is no less pressing to-day, and few will deny that philosophy has much to do with enabling us to meet it, although no one, least of all Muirhead himself, would regard that as the sole, or even the main, object of philosophy.
When the body is stressed, muscles tense up and chronic stress can cause the muscles in the body to stay taut and tense for long periods of time, says the American Psychological Association.
It was seen that workers who had contractual job were slightly more stressed as compared to workers who had permanent job (Table 2).
This can lead to everyone feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
Regarding production Roach believes that the greater muscular energy implied for stressed syllables as opposed to unstressed syllables in a word.
If a friend is stressed out, a good suggestion you might offer would be to:
Between my job, homework, responsibilities at home, and studying for my SATs, it's easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed.
It is possible that either the faculty who did respond to our survey were less stressed and thus had time to respond or conversely, were the most stressed and had the most interest in our study.
At that point, formerly stressed rats performed as well as the others did on two memory tests.
Based upon our findings, we proceeded to explore the multidimensional benefits of recreational music making in a highly stressed long-term care workforce plagued by excessive turnover.
To interrupt this painful cycle of chronically shortened and stressed tissue, we first need to restore length, balance, movement, and eventually a different thought pattern.