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pre•stress



Pronunciation: (prē-stres'), [key]
v.t.
1. (in certain concrete construction) to apply stress to (reinforcing strands) before subjecting to a load.
2. to make (a concrete member) with prestressed reinforcing strands.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

prestoreprestressed concrete

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