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  • (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
    • the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area
  • difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger- R.J.Samuelson
  • special emphasis attached to something
    • the stress was more on accuracy than on speed
  • (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor
  • the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • test the limits of
    • You are trying my patience!
  • put stress on; utter with an accent
    • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word
  • to stress, single out as important
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
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