Stress-test



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 parameters while a person undergoes physical exertion.
3.
a simulation test to determine how a given institution, system, etc., would perform under greater than usual stresses or pressures: the government’s stress test for big banks; mandatory stress tests for nuclear plants;
a website stress test that simulates peak traffic.

stress test n.
A graded test to measure an individual’s heart rate and oxygen intake while undergoing strenuous physical exercise, as on a treadmill.

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