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stressed

adjective
 
 
/strest/ ( also informal stressed out)
worried and unhappy because you have too much work or too many problems to deal with: stressed (out) workers/business people/commutersbe/get/feel stressed (out) A quarter of workers interviewed said they felt 'highly stressed' at work.more/less/very stressed I feel less stressed since I've been working just part time.be stressed out about/by/over sth I'm really stressed out about work at the moment.
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