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stressor (ˈstrɛsə Pronunciation for stressor



  1. an event, experience, etc, that causes stress

Example Sentences Including 'stressor'

If, however, the stressor persists then the body continues, in fact, to `fight" it actively and vigorously.
Atkinson, Jacqueline M Coping with Stress at Work
Rothner said most of the kids in his study named school as their main stressor.
canada.com (2004)
The stressor producing this syndrome would be markedly distressing to almost anyone.
Spiked (2003)


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