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What is another word for tension?

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Noun
The state of being stretched tight
“The stretchy film is held in place by its own tension.”
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Mental or emotional strain
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“I go for a nice, relaxing massage every now and again to release any built-up tension.”
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The emotion of feeling tense from anticipation
“I could feel the tension begin to build as the date of the concert drew nearer.”
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A strained political or social state
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“The tension between them first started when he made fun of her idol, Justin Bieber.”
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A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
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The state or characteristic of being feeling shy, embarrassed, or self-conscious
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The occurrence of dangerous or exciting things
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A contraction or tightening of part of the body
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The action of driving or pushing, typically forward or onward
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Energized matter, power
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A sleeping disorder that is known for its symptoms of unrest and the inability to sleep
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The property of being touchy
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A state of extreme physical or mental tiredness
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Great forcefulness or intensity of feeling or expression
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Energy or effort expended towards an endeavor
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A situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions
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The art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions
Verb
To tighten, especially one's muscles
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