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Definition of "Stress" :

noun: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

"He put the stress on the wrong syllable."

noun: (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body

"The intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area."

noun: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

"Stress is a vasoconstrictor."

noun: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

"She endured the stresses and strains of life."

noun: special emphasis attached to something

"The stress was more on accuracy than on speed."

verb: put stress on; utter with an accent

verb: to stress, single out as important

verb: test the limits of