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stress  


      n  
1    special emphasis or significance attached to something  
2    mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension  
3    emphasis placed upon a syllable by pronouncing it more loudly than those that surround it  
4    such emphasis as part of a regular rhythmic beat in music or poetry  
5    a syllable so emphasized  
6      (Physics)  
a    force or a system of forces producing deformation or strain  
b    the force acting per unit area  
      vb   tr  
7    to give emphasis or prominence to  
8    to pronounce (a word or syllable) more loudly than those that surround it  
9    to subject to stress or strain  
     (C14: stresse, shortened from distress)  
  stressful      adj  
  stressfully      adv  
  stressfulness      n  


post-traumatic stress disorder  
      n   a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience  
primary stress  
      n     (Linguistics)      another term for       primary accent  
proof stress  
      n     (Engineering)   the equivalent of yield stress in materials which have no clearly defined yield point  
secondary stress  
      n      another term for       secondary accent  
sentence stress  
      n   the stress given to a word or words in a sentence, often conveying nuances of meaning or emphasis  
-stress  
      suffix forming nouns   indicating a woman who performs or is engaged in a certain activity  
songstress, seamstress         Compare       -ster       1  
     (from -st(e)r + -ess)  
word stress  
      n   the stress accent on the syllables of individual words either in a sentence or in isolation  
yield stress  
      n   the stress level at which a metal or other material ceases to behave elastically. The stress divided by the strain is no longer constant. The point at which this occurs is known as the yield point  
   Compare       proof stress  
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n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation

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