overstress

(redirected from overstresses)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

o·ver·stress

 (ō′vər-strĕs′)
tr.v. o·ver·stressed, o·ver·stress·ing, o·ver·stress·es
1. To place too much emphasis on: I cannot overstress the importance of keeping the kitchen clean.
2. To subject to excessive physical or emotional stress.
3. To subject to mechanical force, pressure, or excess voltage to the point of deformation.
n. (ō′vər-strĕs′)
1. The fact or condition of being overstressed.
2. An instance of being overstressed: an overstress in a cable caused by a lightning strike.

o′ver·stress′ n.

overstress

(ˌəʊvəˈstrɛs)
vb (tr)
1. to place too much emphasis on
2. to cause too much physical or emotional stress to
3. to subject to too much mechanical strain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overstress - place special or excessive emphasis on; "I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
References in periodicals archive ?
Also considered are growth, development, and gender, together with their respective mechanical overstresses that can compromise performance and lead to injuries.
Even those who think he overstresses this covenant narrative that under-evaluates the new in Paul will be stimulated by this book.
In a similar matter, he overstresses the significance of Mary's virginity to her power, omitting mention of her unique role as Mother of God (6).