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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 state of (typically public) dissatisfaction, disturbance, or agitation
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The capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure
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Extreme tension
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The quality or state of being inflexible, or not capable of being bent or changed
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The occurrence of dangerous or exciting things
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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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The quality of being awkward
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A state of extreme physical or mental tiredness
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A contraction or tightening of part of the body
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Great forcefulness or intensity of feeling or expression
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The quality or degree of being tight
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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
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To tighten, especially one's muscles
Tension in Mission Control were high, as the engine had to fire while the craft was on the far side of the Moon, and out of radio contact.”
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