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or de·stress (dē′strĕs′, dĕ′-)
intr.v. de-stressed, de-stress·ing, de-stress·es or de·stressed or de·stress·ing or de·stress·es
To relieve one's stress or tension; relax: "After days like that, she'd go home and de-stress by playing video games" (Kristin Henderson).
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Verb1.destress - reduce the emphasis
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
reduce - destress and thus weaken a sound when pronouncing it
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Curated by CLP medical specialists, the Executive Vitality Programme is a five-night journey created to destress, tackle business challenges and provide medical assessment through a holistic approach.
"When I need a professional and relaxing massage, I always choose BlueWater Day Spa to destress and rejuvenate myself.
There's no better cure than nature to help one destress and calm one's frayed nerves.
Car has reported, citing Atif Rafiq, Volvo's chief digital officer, 'Cars will understand your state and destress you on your way back from work.' The automaker believes that motorists will not mind being filmed as they drive.
Switching on television or spending time on our gadgets calm us down and destress, or so we think.
Look for ways to destress too--be mindful that the effect of stress on your metabolism is that it encourages you to eat comfort food, and it also impairs your insulin secretion.
During this short and sweet stay, you can also experience comforting facials and massages, luxury mani-pedi's and full access to the fitness centre, swimming pool, sauna and steam room to unwind and destress the way you truly deserve.
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These scrubs aim to help destress and enhance vital energy with the Anantara Signature Massage of eastern and western techniques or the Arabian Massage of ancient wisdom.
Guests can also take advantage of the recreational facilities, unwind in the sunshine and take a dip in the infinity pool which overlooks the majestic Rub Al Khali desert, as well as a steam and sauna room, perfect spot to destress and revitalize your senses.
Located within Genting Grand Hotel, the spa is popular with guests looking for a way to destress and relax.