1. The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) (synset 107099567)
    "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  2. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense (synset 114399593)
    "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
  3. Special emphasis attached to something (synset 114458653)
    "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
  4. Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension (synset 114433493)
    "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"
  5. (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body (synset 111535238)
    "the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area"
  1. To stress, single out as important (synset 201015376)
    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
  2. Put stress on;
    Utter with an accent (synset 200985365)
    "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
  3. Test the limits of (synset 201802463)
    "You are trying my patience!"

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