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tension

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noun ten·sion \ˈten-chən\

Medical Definition of tension

  1. 1a:  the act or action of stretching or the condition or degree of being stretched to stiffness <muscular tension>b:  stress 1b

  2. 2a:  either of two balancing forces causing or tending to cause extensionb:  the stress resulting from the elongation of an elastic body

  3. 3:  inner striving, unrest, or imbalance often with physiological indication of emotion

  4. 4:  partial pressure

tensional \ˈtench-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective
tensionless \ˈten-chən-ləs\play adjective




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