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overstress

[oh-ver-stres] /ˌoʊ vərˈstrɛs/
verb (used with object)
2.
to subject to excessive stress or strain.
3.
Mechanics. to stress (a metal or other body) to the point of deformation.
Origin of overstress
1915-1920
1915-20; over- + stress
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