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Main Entry: 1stress
Pronunciation: primarystressstres
Function: noun
1 a : a force that acts when one body or part of a body presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to squeeze or twist another body or part of a body b : the change in shape caused in a body by such a force c : a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be involved in causing some diseases; also : a state of tension resulting from a stress
2 : special importance given to something : EMPHASIS, WEIGHT <lay stress on a point>
3 : relative force or loudness of sound <"finally" has the stress on the first syllable>
4 : 1ACCENT 4
- stress·less /-lschwas/ adjective

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