- an activity, event, or other stimulus that causes stress.
Origin of stressor
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They are able to neutralize the stressor's potential for doing damage.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
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- an event, experience, etc, that causes stress
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Word Origin and History for stressor
1950, agent noun in Latin form from stress (v.).
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