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stress

noun /stres/
the worry experienced by a person in particular circumstances, or the state of anxiety caused by this
tensión, estrés
the stresses of modern life Her headaches may be caused by stress.
force exerted by (parts of) bodies on each other
tensión
Bridge-designers have to know about stress.
force or emphasis placed, in speaking, on particular syllables or words
énfasis, acento
In the word ’widow’ we put stress on the first syllable.
stressed adjective too worried and tired to be able to relax
Estresada
I always feel rather stressed when I have to give a speech.
(linguistics) (of a word or syllable) pronounced with emphasis
Enfatizada
In the word ‘later’, the first syllable is stressed.
stressful adjective causing a lot of anxiety
Estresante
a stressful job.
stress mark noun (linguistics ) a mark used to show where the stress comes in a word etc
tilde
lay/put stress on to emphasize (a fact etc)
enfatizar
He laid stress on this point.
(Definition of stress from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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