stressor


stress·or

noun \ˈstre-sər, -ˌsr\

: something that makes you worried or anxious : a source of stress

Full Definition of STRESSOR

:  a stimulus that causes stress

Examples of STRESSOR

  1. Credit card debt is a major stressor in her life.

First Known Use of STRESSOR

1950

Rhymes with STRESSOR

stress·or

noun \ˈstres-ər, -ˌ(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRESSOR

: a stimulus that causes stress <psychological stressors>

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