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1prestress

verb pre·stress \(ˌ)prē-ˈstres\

Definition of PRESTRESS

transitive verb
:  to introduce internal stresses into (as a structural beam) to counteract the stresses that will result from applied load (as in incorporating cables under tension in concrete)
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First Known Use of PRESTRESS

1934

2prestress

noun pre·stress \ˈprē-ˌstres, ˌprē-ˈ\

Definition of PRESTRESS

1
:  the stresses introduced in prestressing
2
:  the process of prestressing
3
:  the condition of being prestressed

First Known Use of PRESTRESS

1934

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