There are 2 translations of distress in Spanish:

distress1

Pronunciation: /dɪˈstres/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (mental) angustia (feminine), aflicción (feminine) her divorce caused her parents a great deal of distress su divorcio afligió mucho a sus padres to my great distress para gran disgusto mío he was in great distress sufría mucho
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    • Considerable social stigma is associated with infection, which may cause psychological distress in the sufferer.
    • Caring for people experiencing mental distress is often complex and challenging.
    • They say that the school didn't protect her and that she's suffering emotional distress.
    1.2 (physical) respiratory distress dificultades (feminine plural) respiratorias he showed signs of distress during the race tuvo síntomas de agotamiento durante la carrera 1.3 (financial) penuria (feminine)
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    • A National Grid spokesman said today that the company did not wish to cause any distress or financial hardship to Mrs Craven.
    • By one estimate, medical expenses are the primary cause of financial distress for 40 percent of those struggling to hold on to their homes.
    • It also noted that another operational consequence of BWIA's financial distress was the long delay in regaining Category 1 status.
    1.4 (danger) in distress en peligro (before noun/delante del nombre) [call/signal] de socorro distress rocket cohete (masculine) de señales
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    • Three Kingfisher pilots searching for ships in distress radioed they had spotted life rafts in the stormy Atlantic.
    • Tasks undertaken have included searches, medical evacuations, and providing aid to ships and boats in distress.
    • Aaron continued telling anyone who was listening how the freighter ship Charybdis was in distress.
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Law/Derecho] embargo (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) distress merchandisemercancía embargada en pago de una deuda
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    • On 22nd July 2003 the father employed bailiffs to levy distress on Ash Waste in respect of £2,857 allegedly owed as rent.
    • W. Toronto changed locks and posted bailiff notice of distress.
    • Payments were not made under the LO and bailiffs were instructed to levy distress but were unsuccessful.

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Word of the day temple
m
tempering …
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Pulque is a thick, white, Mexican alcoholic drink made from fermented maguey juice; the sacred drink of the Aztecs. It is drunk without being aged, sometimes with added fruit or vegetable juice. Pulquerías are bars where it is drunk.

There are 2 translations of distress in Spanish:

distress2

vt

  • 2 [wood/furniture] envejecer* (para dar aspecto de antiguo)
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    • So, I hereby grant you permission to paint that table, to distress it, to weather it, to paint it pink and stencil flowers around the edge if that pleases you.
    • The surface of the table has become distressed by time. There would be no space beneath such a thing to languish.
    • I use anything that is available to create a texture, make a mark, reflect light, distress the surface, etc.

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Word of the day temple
m
tempering …
Cultural fact of the day

Pulque is a thick, white, Mexican alcoholic drink made from fermented maguey juice; the sacred drink of the Aztecs. It is drunk without being aged, sometimes with added fruit or vegetable juice. Pulquerías are bars where it is drunk.