1. Pain or suffering affecting the body, a bodily part, or the mind.
  2. A painful situation.
  3. A state of danger or desperate need.
  4. (verb) To subject to great strain or difficulties.
  5. (verb) To cause to worry or be troubled.

The emotion of Distress is found in the Liver meridian in the Wood element.

Definition from Dictionary by Merriam-Webster.