an enforced body position, applied esp in the interrogation of detainees, which causes the victim pain by concentrating a large amount of his or her weight on a small number of muscles, joints, etc
- Stress reaction
stress reaction n. An acute emotional reaction to physical or psychological stress. Also called acute situational reaction.
- Stress shielding
stress shielding n. Osteopenia occurring in bone as the result of removal of normal stress from the bone by an implant.
verb (used with object) 1. to subject to a stress test. noun 1. a test, especially one conducted in a laboratory, to determine how much pressure, tension, wear, or the like a given product or material can withstand. 2. Medicine/Medical. a test of cardiovascular health made by recording heart rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and other […]
[stres-tahymd] /ˈstrɛsˌtaɪmd/ adjective, Phonetics. (of a language) 1. having a rhythm in which stressed syllables tend to occur at regular intervals of time, regardless of the number of intervening unstressed syllables.