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Meaning of overstress

o•ver•stress

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-stres'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. overemphasize.
  2. to subject to excessive stress or strain.
  3. to stress (a metal or other body) to the point of deformation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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