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  Definition of distress
  1. the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landloard''s remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord''s lien"
  2. psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
  3. extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
  4. a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
  5. cause mental pain to; "The news of her child''s illness distressed the mother"
Similar Words: distraint, hurt, suffering

 

Hyponyms: anguish, torment, torture, self-torture, self-torment, tsoris, wound, pressure, throe, besiege

 

Derivational Morphology: suffer, ache, smart, hurt, suffering

 

Anagrams: siderite

 

 
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