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Etymology

From Old French destresse (French: détresse).

Noun

Singular
distress

Plural
-

distress (-)
  1. (Cause of) discomfort.
  2. Serious danger.
    Three ships were in distress that night.

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Verb

Infinitive
to distress

Third person singular
distress

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to distress (third-person singular simple present distress, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cause strain or anxiety to someone.
  2. To retain someone’s property against the payment of a debt.
  3. To treat an object, such as an antique, to give it an appearance of age.
    She distressed the new media cabinet so that it fit with the other furniture in the room.

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