hypertense

adjective

hy·​per·​tense ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)s How to pronounce hypertense (audio)
variants or hyper-tense
1
: extremely or excessively tense
a hyper-tense argument
his hyper-tense boss
hypertense music
2
hypertense medical : affected with hypertension : hypertensive
hypertense patients

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypertense was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Hypertense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypertense. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

hypertense

adjective
hy·​per·​tense ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)s How to pronounce hypertense (audio)
1
: affected with hypertension : hypertensive
hypertense patients
2
: excessively tense
a hypertense emotional state

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