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Stress vs. Stressor

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Stressnoun

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

Stressornoun

An environmental condition or influence that stresses (i.e. causes stress for) an organism.

Stressnoun

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

Stressornoun

any agent that causes stress to an organism

Stressnoun

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.

Stressor

A stressor is a chemical or biological agent, environmental condition, external stimulus or an event seen as causing stress to an organism. Psychologically speaking, a stressor can be events or environments that individuals might consider demanding, challenging, and/or threatening individual safety.Events or objects that may trigger a stress response may include: environmental stressors (hypo or hyper-thermic temperatures, elevated sound levels, over-illumination, overcrowding) daily events (e.g., traffic, lost keys, money, quality and quantity of physical activity) life changes (e.g., divorce, bereavement) workplace stressors (e.g., high job demand vs.

‘stress’;

Stressnoun

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

Stressnoun

(uncountable) Emotional pressure suffered by a human being or other animal.

‘Go easy on him, he's been under a lot of stress lately.’;

Stressnoun

The emphasis placed on a syllable of a word.

‘Some people put the stress on the first syllable of “controversy”; others put it on the second.’;

Stressnoun

(uncountable) Emphasis placed on words in speaking.

Stressnoun

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

Stressnoun

obsolete form of distress

Stressnoun

distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained.

Stressverb

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

Stressverb

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

Stressverb

(informal) To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.

Stressverb

To emphasise (a syllable of a word).

‘“Emphasis” is stressed on the first syllable, but “emphatic” is stressed on the second.’;

Stressverb

To emphasise (words in speaking).

Stressverb

To emphasise (a point) in an argument or discussion.

‘I must stress that this information is given in strict confidence.’;

Stressnoun

Distress.

‘Sad hersal of his heavy stress.’;

Stressnoun

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.’;

Stressnoun

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.’;

Stressnoun

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.

Stressnoun

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

Stressverb

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

Stressverb

To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.

Stressverb

To subject to phonetic stress; to accent.

Stressverb

To place emphasis on; to make emphatic; emphasize.

Stressnoun

the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch);

‘he put the stress on the wrong syllable’;

Stressnoun

(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense;

‘he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension’; ‘stress is a vasoconstrictor’;

Stressnoun

(physics) force that produces strain on a physical body;

‘the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area’;

Stressnoun

special emphasis attached to something;

‘the stress was more on accuracy than on speed’;

Stressnoun

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’;

Stressverb

to stress, single out as important;

‘Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet’;

Stressverb

put stress on; utter with an accent;

‘In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word’;

Stressverb

test the limits of;

‘You are trying my patience!’;

Stressnoun

pressure or tension exerted on a material object

‘the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar’;

Stressnoun

the degree of stress measured in units of force per unit area.

Stressnoun

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’;

Stressnoun

something that causes a state of strain or tension

‘the stresses and strains of public life’;

Stressnoun

physiological disturbance or damage caused to an organism by adverse circumstances

‘in many areas irrigation is warranted to avoid plant stress’;

Stressnoun

particular emphasis or importance

‘he has started to lay greater stress on the government's role in industry’;

Stressnoun

emphasis given to a particular syllable or word in speech, typically through a combination of relatively greater loudness, higher pitch, and longer duration

‘normally, the stress falls on the first syllable’;

Stressverb

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’;

Stressverb

give emphasis to (a syllable or word) when pronouncing it

‘in French, the last syllable is usually stressed’;

Stressverb

subject to pressure or tension

‘this type of workout does stress the shoulder and knee joints’;

Stressverb

cause mental or emotional strain or tension in

‘I avoid many of the things that used to stress me before’;

Stressverb

become tense or anxious; worry

‘don't stress—there's plenty of time to get a grip on the situation’;

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