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Distress 1

Definition: Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of friends.

Distress 2

Definition: That which occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.

Distress 3

Definition: A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of spars, want of provisions or water, etc.

Distress 4

Definition: The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or taxes, or for injury done by cattle, etc.

Distress 5

Definition: The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.

Distress 6

Definition: To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.

Distress 7

Definition: To compel by pain or suffering.

Distress 8

Definition: To seize for debt; to distrain.

distress 9

Definition: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landloard''s remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord''s lien"

distress 10

Definition: psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"

distress 11

Definition: extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"

distress 12

Definition: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"

distress 13

Definition: cause mental pain to; "The news of her child''s illness distressed the mother"


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