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STRESS US English

A computer programming language designed for use in solving civil engineering structural analysis problems

stress US English

Pressure or tension exerted on a material object

stress US Thesaurus

he's under a lot of stress

de-stress US English

Relax after a period of work or tension

stress test US English

A test of cardiovascular fitness made by monitoring the heart rate during a period of increasingly strenuous exercise

stress-ridden US English

Suffering from mental or emotional stress

stress-timed US English

(Of a language) characterized by a rhythm in which primary stresses occur at roughly equal intervals, irrespective of the number of unstressed syllables in between. English is a stress-timed language

yield stress US English

The value of stress at a yield point or at the yield strength

primary stress US English

The strongest accent in a word or breath group

residual stress US English

The stress present in an object in the absence of any external load or force

Reynolds stress US English

The net rate of transfer of momentum across a surface in a fluid resulting from turbulence in the fluid

stress fracture US English

A fracture of a bone caused by repeated (rather than sudden) mechanical stress

stress-induced US English

(Especially of a medical problem) caused by stress or mental fatigue

stress-related US English

(Especially of a medical problem) associated with or caused by stress or mental fatigue

secondary stress US English

(In a system that postulates three levels of stress) the accent on a syllable of a word or breath group that is weaker than the primary stress but stronger than the lack of stress

stress incontinence US English

A condition (found chiefly in women) in which there is involuntary emission of urine when pressure within the abdomen increases suddenly, as in coughing or jumping

lay1 US English

Used with an abstract noun so that the phrase formed has the same meaning as the verb related to the noun used, e.g., “lay the blame on” means ‘to blame’

post-traumatic stress disorder US English

A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world

overstress US English

Subject to too much physical or mental stress

technostress US English

Stress or psychosomatic illness caused by working with computer technology on a daily basis

storm and stress in storm US English

another term for Sturm und Drang.


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