stressor

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noun stress·or \ˈstre-sər, -ˌsȯr\

Definition of stressor

  1. :  a stimulus that causes stress

Examples of stressor in a sentence

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

1950

First Known Use of stressor

1950


STRESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

stressor

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noun stress·or \ˈstre-sər, -ˌsȯr\

Definition of stressor for English Language Learners

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


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noun stress·or \ˈstres-ər, -ˌȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of stressor

  1. :  a stimulus that causes stress psychological stressors

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