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The state of being stretched tight
“The stretchy film is held in place by its own tension and provides 360 degree coverage for hundreds of different bottle shapes and sizes.”
Mental or emotional strain
“Motherwort is reputed to release tension caused by emotional and mental stress.”
A strained political or social state or relationship
“When Chris came down he found his parents sitting stiffly opposite each other, the tension palpable.”
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