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.

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Origin of overstress

First recorded in 1915–20; over- + stress
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