from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To place too much emphasis on.
  • transitive verb To subject to excessive physical or emotional stress.
  • transitive verb To subject to mechanical force, pressure, or excess voltage to the point of deformation.
  • noun The fact or condition of being overstressed.
  • noun An instance of being overstressed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To place excessive emphasis on something
  • verb To place excessive physical stress on something, especially to such an extent that it deforms or breaks

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on


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