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Definition of "pre-stressed" [pre-stressed]

  • Of a structural member, having stress already applied during the manufacturing process in the opposite direction to the stress expected in use. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pre-stressed" in a sentence
  • "Does it come pre-stressed so that it looks like it was handed down from my grandpa."
  • "Robert Israel's multistory prison cells and second-act dungeon genuinely look as though they're made of pre-stressed concrete, and Florence von Gerkan's modern costumes Eastern Europe during Communism are accurate and unfanciful."
  • "Basic shape and structural element of this hall are pre-stressed prefabricated reinforced concrete columns with the height up to 39 m."
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