de-stressed; de-stressing; de-stresses

intransitive verb

: to release bodily or mental tension : unwind

Examples of de-stress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And while its advantages for hair growth lack hard evidence, the ability of a scalp massager to de-stress can be a legitimate way to reduce hair shedding. Deanna Pai, Vogue, 18 Mar. 2024 The intimate 80-room adults-only resort features everything from yoga classes and beachfront Bali beds to a five-minute de-stressing massage and a personal concierge. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 11 Mar. 2024 Plus, there's a top-notch spa where the bride can de-stress in the Himalayan salt therapy room and outstanding eateries, including Bull & Bear, one of the best restaurants in all of Orlando (oh, and don't sleep on the cocktails; the Milk Punch is divine). Juliet Izon, Glamour, 20 Feb. 2024 Swoon-Worthy Spa Getaways Need to unwind and de-stress? Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 14 Feb. 2024 There’s a new – and yet still old-school – way to de-stress and break free of the digital world. Connie Ogle, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Right before a good night’s sleep, a bath for her lower body always does the trick to de-stress her muscles. Jenna Wang, Peoplemag, 20 Jan. 2024 This unique blend offers a delightful way to de-stress amidst the holiday bustle. Theresa Johnson, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 Anyone who runs a company needs a way to de-stress. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of de-stress was in 1979

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“De-stress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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