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[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.
Origin of overstress
1915-20; over- + stress Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • People seems to overstress and started debating such issues then constraining people's lifestyles with policy and regulations.
  • The film is careful not to overstress the symbolic value of any of this, and so on the simple storytelling level, it works.
  • Do not overstress on your joints and try to distribute the load.
  • The hauling configuration causes reduced moments in the girder creating the potential for overstress between the harping points.
  • The deformation would allow misalignment and potential overstress of gear teeth to develop.
  • Present day readers are less ready for the overstress of phonetic spelling than in the days of local color.
  • If you exceed this airspeed, you can overstress the wings.
  • Some overstress and structural damage may be inevitable, but the overall integrity of the structure will not be compromised.
  • Microscopic examination of the fracture revealed features consistent with an overstress separation.
  • Strains shall be evenly applied without overstress of bolts.

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