environmental stress

  

Definition

Pressure on the environment caused by human activities (such as generation of pollution) or by natural events (such as occurrence of a drought).

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  • The large factory dumped harmful chemicals into the water and emitted lots of smoke and pollution into the air, which caused environmental stress in my hometown.

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  • Plants grown in a greenhouse are much more likely to experience less environmental stress as all environmental factors are controlled.

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  • After the hurricane hit the east coast, several people reported instances of environmental stress and had to seek out professional counseling.

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