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stress
  • n  the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • n  (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    stress is a vasoconstrictor
  • n  special emphasis attached to something
    the stress was more on accuracy than on speed
  • n  difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    she endured the stresses and strains of life
    he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
  • n  (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body
    the intensity of stress is expressed in units of force divided by units of area
  • v  to stress, single out as important
  • v  put stress on; utter with an accent
  • v  test the limits of
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stress fracture
  • n  fracture resulting from excessive activity rather than a specific injury
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stress incontinence
  • n  urinary incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laughing or sneezing or lifting or straining
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stress test
  • n  a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
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stretch mark
  • n  a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
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stretch receptor
  • n  a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
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stretch reflex
  • n  reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
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stretcher
  • n  a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
  • n  a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it
  • n  a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles
  • n  a stone that forms the top of wall or building
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stretcher party
  • n  a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person
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stretching
  • n  act of expanding by lengthening or widening
  • n  exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  • v  occupy a large, elongated area
  • v  extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
  • v  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  • v  become longer by being stretched and pulled
  • v  make long or longer by pulling and stretching
  • v  lie down comfortably
  • v  pull in opposite directions
  • v  extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
  • v  corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
  • v  increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
  • v  extend one's body or limbs
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streusel
  • n  pastry with a topping of streusel
  • n  a crumbly topping for a pastry
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strewing
  • n  the act of scattering
  • v  spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
  • v  cover; be dispersed over
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stria
  • n  any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue
  • n  a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
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striate area
  • n  the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
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