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tantra

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noun, often capitalized tan·tra \ˈtən-trə, ˈtän-, ˈtan-\

Definition of tantra

  1. :  one of the later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures dealing especially with techniques and rituals including meditative and sexual practices; also :  the rituals or practices outlined in the tantra

tantric play \-trik\ adjective often capitalized
Tantrism play \-ˌtri-zəm\ noun
Tantrist play \-trist\ noun


Origin of tantra

Sanskrit, literally, warp, from tanoti he stretches, weaves; akin to Greek teinein to stretch — more at thin


First Known Use: 1799

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