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Dictionary definition for: Distressed

1. (s) facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "the troubled car industry" "distressed companies need loans and technical advice" "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices" "we were hard put to meet the mortgage paymen

2. (a) generalized feeling of distress

3. (s) suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing" "the victim was in a bad way and needed immediate attention"

4. (s) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything" "spent many disquieted moments" "distressed about her son''s leaving home" "lapsed into disturbed sleep" "worried parents" "a worried frown" "one last wo

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