high-ten·​sion ˈhī-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce high-tension (audio)
: having or using a high voltage

Examples of high-tension in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high-tension was in 1847

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“High-tension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-tension. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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: having or using a high voltage

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