Meaning of distress

Definition of distress

(noun) psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"
(verb) bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"

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