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letdown easement of effort; relaxation after tension. [1/3 definitions]
meniscus the upper surface of a column of motionless liquid, curved concavely or convexly because of surface tension. [1/3 definitions]
on tenterhooks in a condition of anxiety, tension, or uneasy suspense.
peg a pin in the neck of a stringed musical instrument that may be turned to change the tension of a string. [1/5 definitions]
prestressed concrete concrete reinforced with steel cables, wires, or the like, which have been embedded in it under tension and thus actively resist loads.
relax to gain release from worry, tension, or inhibition. [1/9 definitions]
relaxant something such as a drug or therapy that relaxes or relieves tension. [1/2 definitions]
relaxed free of physical or mental tension. [1/3 definitions]
relieve to lower the pressure, weight, or tension of. [1/5 definitions]
screw to impart energy or force to, as if by adding tension or pressure (usu. fol. by "up"). [1/17 definitions]
setscrew a screw that regulates tension in a spring. [1/2 definitions]
slack1 to lessen the tension or pressure of; loosen. [1/12 definitions]
slacken to decrease tension or pressure. [1/2 definitions]
soothing acting to ease pain, tension, or emotional distress.
stigma a spot on the skin that bleeds as the result of nervous tension or emotional trauma. [1/5 definitions]
strain1 to pull or stretch to a high degree of tension. [1/16 definitions]
stress a condition characterized by physical, mental, or emotional tension. [1/8 definitions]
stress out to cause a great deal of tension and anxiety in (someone).
supercharged filled with tension, energy, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
surface-active designating a substance that is capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid to which it is added.
surfactant a substance that reduces the surface tension of a liquid, thereby allowing the liquid to spread more easily.