stressor

noun stress·or \ ˈstre-sər , -ˌsȯr \

Definition of stressor

:a stimulus that causes stress

Examples of stressor in a Sentence

  1. Credit card debt is a major stressor in her life.

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First Known Use of stressor

1950


STRESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

stressor

noun

Definition of stressor for English Language Learners

  • : something that makes you worried or anxious : a source of stress


Medical Dictionary

stressor

noun stress·or \ ˈstres-ər , -ˌȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of stressor

:a stimulus that causes stress
  • psychological stressors

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