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stress

noun [C or U] (FORCE)    /stres/ specialized
a force that acts in a way that often changes the shape of an object: Computers work out the stresses that such a craft will encounter in flight. Jogging puts a lot of stress on your knee joints. He needs to have an operation for a stress fracture in his foot.Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
(Definition of stress noun (FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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