stress-test

[ stres-test ]
/ ˈstrɛsˌtɛst /

verb (used with object)

to subject to a stress test.
Related formsstress-test·ing, noun

Definition for stress-test (2 of 2)

stress test

noun

a test, especially one conducted in a laboratory, to determine how much pressure, tension, wear, or the like a given product or material can withstand.
Medicine/Medical. a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.
a simulation test to determine how a given institution, system, etc., would perform under greater than usual stresses or pressures: the government’s stress test for big banks; mandatory stress tests for nuclear plants; a website stress test that simulates peak traffic.

Origin of stress test

First recorded in 1970–75
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Medicine definitions for stress-test

stress test

n.

A graded test to measure an individual's heart rate and oxygen intake while undergoing strenuous physical exercise, as on a treadmill.

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