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posttension

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verb post·ten·sion \-ˈten(t)-shən\

Definition of posttension

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to apply tension to (reinforcing steel) after concrete has set



1950

First Known Use of posttension

1950

Rhymes with posttension


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