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tense1

tense1

 
 
pronunciation:
tens
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tenser, tensest
definition 1: pulled or stretched tight.
My muscles are still tense from lifting those heavy boxes.
similar words:
drawn, stiff
definition 2: feeling nervous and not able to relax.
Elena is tense when she gets home from work.
synonyms:
nervous
antonyms:
calm, relaxed
similar words:
anxious
derivations: tensely (adv.), tenseness (n.)
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The word tense contains the following part:
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch