- an activity, event, or other stimulus that causes stress.
Origin of stressor
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Examples from the Web for stressors
There was a lot of stressors going on, because it was our last day in that location.'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Knows You Think He's Too Old to Play Jonas
August 13, 2014
- an event, experience, etc, that causes stress
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Word Origin and History for stressors
1950, agent noun in Latin form from stress (v.).
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