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tension

ten·sion

tension

 
pronunciation:
ten shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of stretching or state of being stretched; strain.
synonyms:
strain, stretching
antonyms:
relaxation
similar words:
extension, pull, tightness
definition 2: physical, mental, or emotional strain.
synonyms:
anxiety, strain, stress
antonyms:
relaxation
similar words:
apprehension, worry
definition 3: the strain created by disharmony in a relationship, as between people or nations.
synonyms:
conflict, discord, hostility
antonyms:
easiness, tranquility
similar words:
disagreement, disharmony
definition 4: electrical potential.
high-tension wires
synonyms:
potential, voltage
derivations: tensional (adj.), tensionless (adj.)
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