hypertense

adjective hy·per·tense \ ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)s \
variants: or hyper-tense

Definition of hypertense

1 : extremely or excessively tense
  • a hyper-tense argument
  • his hyper-tense boss
  • hypertense music
2 hypertense , medical : affected with hypertension : hypertensive

First Known Use of hypertense

1842

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hypertense

adjective hy·per·tense \ ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)s \

medical Definition of hypertense

: excessively tense
  • a hypertense emotional state

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