posttension

verb
post·​ten·​sion | \ ˌpōst-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce posttension (audio) \
posttensioned; posttensioning; posttensions

Definition of posttension

transitive verb

: to apply tension to (reinforcing steel) after concrete has set

First Known Use of posttension

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Posttension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posttension. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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