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  • 1 cause of distress — index nuisance, trouble Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Distress In cancer caregiving — An informal or primary caregiver is an individual in a cancer patient’s life that provides unpaid assistance and cancer related care [1]. Due to the typically late onset of cancer, caregivers are often the spouses and/or children of patients, but …

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  • 3 distress — dis·tress n [Anglo French destrece, literally, tightness, anguish, deprivation, from Old French, ultimately from Late Latin districtus severe, from past participle of distringere to hinder, punish see distrain] 1: seizure and detention of the… …

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  • 4 distress — n Distress, suffering, misery, agony, dolor, passion are comparable when denoting the state of one that is in great trouble or in pain of mind or body. Distress commonly implies conditions or circumstances that cause physical or mental stress or… …

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  • 5 distress — [di stres′] vt. [ME distressen < OFr destrecier, orig., to constrain (to do something) < destrece, constraint < ML destrescia < L districtus, pp. of distringere: see DISTRAIN] 1. to cause sorrow, misery, or suffering to; pain 2. to… …

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  • 6 Distress — Dis*tress , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distressing}.] [Cf. OF. destrecier. See {Distress}, n.] 1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable. [1913 Webster] We… …

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  • 7 distress — ► NOUN 1) extreme anxiety or suffering. 2) the state of a ship or aircraft when in danger or difficulty. 3) Medicine a state of physical strain, especially difficulty in breathing. ► VERB 1) cause distress to. 2) give (furniture, leather, etc.)… …

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  • 8 cause suffering — index distress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 distress — I. noun Etymology: Middle English destresse, from Anglo French destresce, from Vulgar Latin *districtia, from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere Date: 13th century 1. a. seizure and detention of the goods of another as pledge or to… …

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  • 10 Distress radiobeacon — PLB redirects here. For other uses, see PLB (disambiguation). Emergency position indicating radio beacons or EPIRBs Distress radio beacons, also known as emergency beacons, ELT or EPIRB, are tracking transmitters which aid in the detection and… …

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  • 11 distress — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, considerable, deep, extreme, great, immense (BrE), severe, significant ▪ genuine, real …

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  • 12 distress — I UK [dɪˈstres] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset I wouldn t want to cause her any distress. in distress: She d arrived on Gina s doorstep in obvious distress. 2) great pain 3) a… …

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  • 13 distress — dis|tress1 [ dı stres ] noun uncount ** 1. ) a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset: I wouldn t want to cause her any distress. in distress: She d arrived on Gina s doorstep in obvious distress. a ) great pain 2. ) a …

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  • 14 distress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. discomfort, pain; trouble, affliction, trial, privation, harassment, grief, anxiety; calamity, adversity. See poverty, difficulty. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Mental agony] Syn. worry, anxiety, perplexity …

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  • 15 distress — 1. noun 1) she concealed her distress Syn: anguish, suffering, pain, agony, torment, heartache, heartbreak; misery, wretchedness, sorrow, grief, woe, sadness, unhappiness, desolation, despair …

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  • 16 distress — [[t]dɪstre̱s[/t]] distresses, distressing, distressed 1) N UNCOUNT Distress is a state of extreme sorrow, suffering, or pain. Jealousy causes distress and painful emotions... Her mouth grew stiff with pain and distress. Syn: suffering 2) N… …

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  • 17 distress — n. & v. n. 1 severe pain, sorrow, anguish, etc. 2 the lack of money or comforts. 3 Law = DISTRAINT. 4 breathlessness; exhaustion. v.tr. 1 subject to distress; exhaust, afflict. 2 cause anxiety to; make unhappy; vex. Phrases and idioms: distress… …

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  • 18 cause — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sb/sth that makes sth happen ADJECTIVE ▪ real, root, true, underlying ▪ the root cause of the problem ▪ deeper ▪ …

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  • 19 cause */*/*/ — I UK [kɔːz] / US [kɔz] noun Word forms cause : singular cause plural causes 1) [countable] an event, thing, or person that makes something happen The major cause of these accidents is drivers going too fast. an essay on the causes of the First… …

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  • 20 cause*/*/*/ — [kɔːz] noun I 1) [C] an event, thing, or person that makes something happen The cause of death was found to be a heart attack.[/ex] an essay on the causes of the First World War[/ex] 2) [C/U] a reason for behaving in a particular way, or for… …

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