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Overview of noun stress

The noun stress has 5 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (67) stress, emphasis, accent

(the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable")

2. (5) tension, tenseness, stress

((psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor")

3. (3) stress, focus

(special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed")

4. (2) stress, strain

(difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson)

5. (2) stress

((physics) force that produces strain on a physical body; "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area")


Overview of verb stress

The verb stress has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (29) stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

(to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")

2. (4) stress, accent, accentuate

(put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word")

3. try, strain, stress

(test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!")

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