Definition of Stressed in English :

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Stressed meaning in English

Meaning of Stressed in English

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1. distressed, stressed

suffering severe physical strain or distress

Example Sentences:
'he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing'

2. accented, stressed

bearing a stress or accent

Example Sentences:
'an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in delay''

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of stressed
suffering from stress
stressed workers
I'm feeling very stressed.
Nearly three quarters of them said they felt more stressed than five years ago.
This left her feeling deeply stressed.
These birds become stressed very easily.
Work out what situations or people make you feel stressed and avoid them.
There's no point in getting stressed about it.
2. phonetics
(of a syllable or word) given more weight than the surrounding syllables or words
in stressed syllables
The following words are stressed on the last syllable.
3. technical
having been subjected to pressure or tension
It's made of stressed metal.

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see synonyms of stressed
1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something. See Synonyms at emphasis.
2. Linguistics
a. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
b. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
a. The relative force of sound or emphasis given a syllable or word in accordance with a metrical pattern.
b. A syllable having strong relative emphasis in a metrical pattern.
4. An accent or mark representing such emphasis or force.
5. Physics
a. The internal distribution of force per unit area within a body subject to an applied force or system of forces.
b. The internal resistance of a body to such an applied force or system of forces.
a. A condition of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain: "He presided over the economy during the period of its greatest stress and danger" (Robert J. Samuelson).
b. A condition of physiological or psychological disturbance to the normal functioning or well-being of an organism, occurring as a response to any of various environmental or psychosocial stimuli. Signs and symptoms of stress in humans include increased blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability.
c. A stimulus or circumstance causing such a condition: couldn't stand the stresses of the job and quit.
v. stressed, stress·ing, stress·es
1. To place emphasis on: stressed basic fire safety in her talk.
2. To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
3. Informal To subject to physiological or mental stress or strain. Often used with out: The pressure of the deadline is really stressing me out.
4. To subject to mechanical pressure or force.
To undergo physiological or mental stress, as from working too much. Often used with out.

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