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English definition of “stressed”

stressed

adjective   /strest/ (also stressed out)
B1 worried and not able to relax: Tanya is really stressed about her exams.
A stressed part of a word or phrase is said more strongly than the rest of it: Which is the stressed syllable in this word?
(Definition of stressed adjective from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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