de-stress

verb \ ˈdē-ˈstres \

Definition of de-stress

: to release bodily or mental tension : unwind

First Known Use of de-stress

1979

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de-stress

Definition of de-stress for English Language Learners

  • : to relax your body or mind : to stop feeling the effects of stress



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