grinding stress

grinding stress

[′grīn·diŋ ‚stres]
(mechanics)
Residual tensile or compressive stress, or a combination of both, on the surface of a material due to grinding.
References in periodicals archive ?
Stress can turn its ugly head your way due to a number of factors, but the health risks rise when the level of intensity increases when its not only about the daily stress of rushing to meet deadlines or arranging meetings with your child's principle, but one that turns into the grinding stress that wears you away - day after day, year after year.
It's kind of like this constant, grinding stress of something ready to go wrong at any second.