overstress

[ oh-ver-stres ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛs /

verb (used with object)

to subject to excessive stress or strain.
Mechanics. to stress (a metal or other body) to the point of deformation.

Origin of overstress

First recorded in 1915–20; over- + stress
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