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eustress

[ yoo-stres ]
/ ˈyuˌstrɛs /
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noun
physical, mental, or emotional tension that is caused by something positive or is psychologically or physically beneficial: When stress enhances function, such as when you’re lifting weights or accomplishing a challenging task, it could be considered eustress.
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Origin of eustress

First recorded in 1965–70; eu- + stress
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