AskDefine | Define stressed

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stressed adj
1 suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing"; "the victim was in a bad way and needed immediate attention" [syn: distressed, in a bad way(p)]
2 bearing a stress or accent; "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'" [ant: unstressed]

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Verb form

  1. past tense and past participle of the verb to stress


  1. suffering stress (either physical or mental)
  2. having a stress or accent

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