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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

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 This approach helps people become more present and less stressed. Caroline Castrillon, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Designed to soothe stressed skin (through a cocktail of prickly pear, white sage, aloe vera, and broad-spectrum SPF 30), apply a bit with your fingers to even skin tone or use your favorite brush to actually cover discoloration. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 14 Apr. 2022 And why does this child feel so threatened, so stressed? Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2022 Louisiana is the state where people are most stressed, according to the report. Maria Jimenez Moya, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2022 Scientists have begun to gather genetic data on stressed species like Jonah crabs, the black-footed albatross, and narwhals in a nascent bid to genetically modify animals to deal with changing conditions. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Feb. 2022 Barbaro, who has modeled phenomena ranging from fish migrations to gang territorial disputes, says the Pamplona data could help calibrate models for stressed crowds to aid architectural design and evacuation planning. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 23 Feb. 2022 The Deloitte survey says the top three factors leading to higher stressed assets are limited asset monitoring after disbursement, economic slowdown, and insufficient due diligence prior to loan disbursements. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 21 Feb. 2022 Prerecorded advice for stressed callers, some of it in Spanish, includes: Punch your pillow and cry on it. Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stressed

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Stressed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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