adj, tens*er tens*est 1 : stretched tight : made taut or rigid <the skeletal musculature involuntarily becomes -H. G. Armstrong> 2 : feeling or showing nervous tension tense*ness n
, vb, tensed tens*ing vt : to make tense < a muscle> vi : to become tense .
Similar sounding terms: de·ion·ize dens densa DN·ase
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