hypertense

adjective
hy·​per·​tense | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)s How to pronounce hypertense (audio) \
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 hypertense patients

First Known Use of hypertense

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hypertense.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypertense. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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hypertense

adjective
hy·​per·​tense | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)s How to pronounce hypertense (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypertense

1 : affected with hypertension : hypertensive hypertense patients
2 : excessively tense a hypertense emotional state

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