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Definition of stressed

: subjected to or affected by stress The feeling that one must show up for work even if one is too sick, stressed [=stressed-out], or distracted to be productive.— Paul McFedries As important as training is to distance running, the time devoted to repair stressed muscles between races is even more crucial.— Joseph Hall That translates into a drought, and stressed trees are highly susceptible to beetle infestations.— Jim Robbins … the soundscape inside these vehicles, punctuated by mechanical rattles and the groans of stressed metal …— Chris Knight

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Examples of stressed in a Sentence

He was feeling pretty stressed about the deadline. you seem really stressed right now, so maybe you should try to do something more relaxing
Recent Examples on the Web His character Ivan Locke spends pretty much the whole movie in the car, driving somewhere and looking extremely stressed. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "The 25 Most Underrated Films Ever Made," 12 Apr. 2021 For stressed, parched skin, this facial oil is the gold standard. Southern Living, "The Best Skin-Care Products for Your 30s," 9 Apr. 2021 Greenberg said stressed students should also adopt real expectations. Kristen Griffith,, "Mental wellness resources presented at Carroll County Public Schools’ 2nd mental health seminar," 2 Apr. 2021 Or in a thin or stressed university student whose menstruation suddenly stopped. Jerilynn C. Prior, Scientific American, "Is Estrogen Deficiency Really a Thing?," 24 Mar. 2021 The elderly caregiver in this situation is no doubt very stressed. Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Neighbors overhear caregiver daughter’s screams at her elderly dad," 4 Mar. 2021 The elderly caregiver in this situation is no doubt very stressed. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Dear Amy: Next door neighbors witnessing elder abuse during daily screaming sessions," 4 Mar. 2021 The elderly caregiver in this situation is no doubt very stressed. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Neighbors overhear verbal elder abuse," 4 Mar. 2021 The elderly caregiver in this situation is no doubt very stressed. Amy Dickinson, Star Tribune, "Ask Amy: Neighbors fear they're overhearing verbal elder abuse," 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of stressed

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stressed was in 1973

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16 Apr 2021

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“Stressed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stressed

: feeling very worried or anxious
technical : having a lot of physical pressure or force on it

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