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Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain,
  1. Cause (someone) anxiety, sorrow, or pain
    • - I didn't mean to distress you
    • - he was distressed to find that Anna would not talk to him
  2. Give (furniture, leather, or clothing) simulated marks of age and wear
    • - the manner in which leather jackets are industrially distressed
  1. Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain
    • - to his distress he saw that she was trembling
  2. The state of a ship or aircraft when in danger or difficulty and needing help
    • - vessels in distress on or near the coast
  3. Suffering caused by lack of money or the basic necessities of life
    • - the poor were helped in their distress
  4. A state of physical strain, exhaustion, or, in particular, breathing difficulty
    • - they said the baby was in distress

  1. psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
  2. straiten: bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
  3. a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
  4. cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
  5. extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
  6. 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"
  7. Distraint or distress is "the seizure of someone’s property in order to obtain payment of rent or other money owed", especially in common law countries. ...
  8. In medicine, distress is an aversive state in which an animal is unable to adapt completely to stressors and their resulting stress and shows maladaptive behaviors. It can be evident in the presence of various phenomena, such as inappropriate social interaction (e.g. ...
  9. Distress is a 1995 science fiction novel by Australian writer Greg Egan.
  10. Distressing in the decorative arts is the activity of making a piece of furniture or object appear aged and older, and there are many methods to produce an appearance of age and wear. ...
  11. discomfort; Serious danger; A seizing of property without legal process to force payment of a debt; To cause strain or anxiety to someone; To retain someone’s property against the payment of a debt; to distrain; To treat an object, such as an antique, to give it an appearance of age
  12. (distressed) anxious or uneasy; damaged; offered for sale after foreclosure; faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique
  13. (DISTRESSED) finish technique creating an aged patina, uneven or worn appearance
  14. (Distressed) Used to describe securities, companies and related items in or near bankruptcy or insolvency.  The term does not have a strict, technical or legal definition. ...
  15. (Distressed) A heavy artificial texture in which the floor has been scraped, scratched or gouged to give it a time-worn antique look.
  16. (Distressed) Another term for antiqued leather.
  17. (C: Distressed) 'C' IFS Ratings indicate two possible conditions. If obligations are still being met on a timely basis, ceased or interrupted payments are imminent. ...
  18. (DISTRESSED) Damage, weakness or deterioration relating to the character, composition or use of an object or component.
  19. (Distressed (or Distressing)) The art of making furniture and other household items aar antique or rustic, often by purposely denting or marking them.
  20. (Distressed) A furniture detail where wood pieces are purposely dented, scuffed or otherwise marked to render an antique or rustic appearance.
  21. (Distressed) A process of finishing on a variety of skins (cow, lamb, goat) which simulate a worn or aged look.
  22. (Distressed) A term for a piece that has been artificially aged.
  23. (Distressed) Buffing surface to create uneven coloration and markings for a weathered look
  24. (Distressed) Companies, securities, or other items that are in jeopardy of being affected by bankruptcy.
  25. (Distressed) Furniture that is marred to simulate the aged look and use of an antique.