stressor

[ stres-er, -awr ]
/ ˈstrɛs ər, -ɔr /

noun

an activity, event, or other stimulus that causes stress.

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Origin of stressor

First recorded in 1950–55; stress + -or2
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stressor
/ (ˈstrɛsə) /

noun

an event, experience, etc, that causes stress
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