anti-stress

adjective

an·​ti-stress
ˌan-tē-ˈstres,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-stress (audio)
variants or antistress
: serving to prevent or alleviate stress and especially emotional or physical stress
It will include … free massages and other anti-stress activities …Max Dible
We're bombarded with an overdose of expert shopping advice that should come with a prescription for anti-stress medication …Patrice Drago
… looked at the antistress effects of various meditation techniques …Daniel Goleman
… foods that are hypothesised to have an anti-stress role in the body …Susie Burrell

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-stress was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-stress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-stress. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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