Meaning of stress test

stress' test"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a test, esp. one conducted in a laboratory, to determine how much pressure, tension, wear, or the like a given product or material can withstand.
  2. a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.


Pronunciation: (stres'test"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to subject to a stress test.
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