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Burden vs. Stress

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Burden

Something that is carried.
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Stress

Pressure or tension exerted on a material object
The distribution of stress is uniform across the bar
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Burden

Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
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Stress

A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances
He's obviously under a lot of stress
Stress-related illnesses
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Burden

A source of great worry or stress; weight
The burden of economic sacrifice rests on the workers of the plant.
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Stress

Physiological disturbance or damage caused to an organism by adverse circumstances
In many areas irrigation is warranted to avoid plant stress
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Burden

A responsibility or duty
The burden of organizing the campaign fell to me.
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Stress

Particular emphasis or importance
He has started to lay greater stress on the government's role in industry
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Burden

A principal or recurring idea; a theme
"The burden of what he said was to defend enthusiastically the conservative aristocracy" (J.A. Froude).
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Stress

Give particular emphasis or importance to (a point, statement, or idea) made in speech or writing
They stressed the need for reform
‘I want it done very, very neatly,’ she stressed
She was anxious to stress that her daughter's safety was her only concern
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Burden

A drone, as of a bagpipe or pedal point.
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Stress

Subject to pressure or tension
This type of workout does stress the shoulder and knee joints
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Burden

(Archaic) The chorus or refrain of a composition.
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Stress

Cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
I avoid many of the things that used to stress me before
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Burden

(Archaic) The bass accompaniment to a song.
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Stress

Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
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Burden

The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
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Stress

The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
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Burden

The weight of the cargo carried by a vessel at one time.
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Stress

The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
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Burden

The amount of a disease-causing entity present in an organism.
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Stress

The relative force of sound or emphasis given a syllable or word in accordance with a metrical pattern.
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Burden

To cause difficulty or distress to; distress or oppress.
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Stress

A syllable having strong relative emphasis in a metrical pattern.
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Burden

To load or overload.
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Stress

An accent or mark representing such emphasis or force.
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Burden

A heavy load.
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Stress

The internal distribution of force per unit area within a body subject to an applied force or system of forces.
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Burden

A responsibility, onus.
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Stress

The internal resistance of a body to such an applied force or system of forces.
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Burden

A cause of worry; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
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Stress

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).
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Burden

The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry.
A ship of a hundred tons burden
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Stress

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.
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Burden

(mining) The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
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Stress

A stimulus or circumstance causing such a condition
Couldn't stand the stresses of the job and quit.
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Burden

(metalworking) The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
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Stress

To place emphasis on
Stressed basic fire safety in her talk.
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Burden

A fixed quantity of certain commodities.
A burden of gad steel is 120 pounds.
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Stress

To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
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Burden

A birth.
... that bore thee at a burden two fair sons.
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Stress

(Informal) To subject to physiological or mental stress or strain. Often used with out
The pressure of the deadline is really stressing me out.
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Burden

(medicine) The total amount of toxins, parasites, cancer cells, plaque or similar present in an organism.
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Stress

To subject to mechanical pressure or force.
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Burden

(music) A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad.
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Stress

To undergo physiological or mental stress, as from working too much. Often used with out.
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Burden

The drone of a bagpipe.
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Stress

(biology) A physical, chemical, infective agent aggressing an organism.
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Burden

Theme, core idea.
The burden of the argument
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Stress

(biology) Aggression toward an organism resulting in a response in an attempt to restore previous conditions.
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Burden

(transitive) To encumber with a literal or figurative burden.
To burden a nation with taxes
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Stress

The internal distribution of force across a small boundary per unit area of that boundary (pressure) within a body. It causes strain or deformation and is typically symbolised by σ or τ.
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Burden

(transitive) To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
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Stress

Force externally applied to a body which cause internal stress within the body.
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Burden

That which is borne or carried; a load.
Plants with goodly burden bowing.
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Stress

(uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.
Go easy on him, he's been under a lot of stress lately.
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Burden

That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
Deaf, giddy, helpless, left alone,To all my friends a burden grown.
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Stress

A suprasegmental feature of a language having additional attention raised to a sound, word or word group by means of of loudness, duration or pitch; phonological prominence.
Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.
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Burden

The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
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Stress

The suprasegmental feature of a language having additional attention raised to a sound by means of of loudness and/or duration; phonological prominence phonetically achieved by means of dynamics as distinct from pitch.
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Burden

The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
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Stress

(uncountable) Emphasis placed on a particular point in an argument or discussion (whether spoken or written).
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Burden

The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
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Stress

Obsolete form of distress
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Burden

A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
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Stress

Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
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Burden

A birth.
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Stress

(transitive) To apply force to (a body or structure) causing strain.
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Burden

The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer.
I would sing my song without a burden.
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Stress

(transitive) To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
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Burden

The drone of a bagpipe.
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Stress

To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
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Burden

A club.
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Stress

(transitive) To emphasise (a syllable of a word).
“Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.
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Burden

To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened.
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Stress

(transitive) To emphasise (words in speaking).
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Burden

To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
My burdened heart would break.
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Stress

(transitive) To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.
I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.
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Burden

To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
It is absurd to burden this act on Cromwell.
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Stress

Distress.
Sad hersal of his heavy stress.
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Burden

An onerous or difficult concern;
The burden of responsibility
That's a load off my mind
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Stress

Pressure, strain; - used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance.
The faculties of the mind are improved by exercise, yet they must not be put to a stress beyond their strength.
A body may as well lay too little as too much stress upon a dream.
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Burden

Weight to be borne or conveyed
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Stress

The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress.
Stress is the mutual action between portions of matter.
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Burden

The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
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Stress

Force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis. See Guide to pronunciation, 31-35.
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Burden

The central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
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Stress

Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.
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Burden

Weight down with a load
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Stress

To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties.
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Burden

Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to;
He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend
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Stress

To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.
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Stress

To subject to phonetic stress; to accent.
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Stress

To place emphasis on; to make emphatic; emphasize.
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Stress

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

(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense;
He suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
Stress is a vasoconstrictor
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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
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Stress

Special emphasis attached to something;
The stress was more on accuracy than on speed
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Stress

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
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Stress

To stress, single out as important;
Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
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Stress

Put stress on; utter with an accent;
In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word
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Stress

Test the limits of;
You are trying my patience!
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