tensity

noun
ten·​si·​ty | \ ˈten(t)-sə-tē How to pronounce tensity (audio) \
plural tensities

Definition of tensity

: the quality or state of being tense : tenseness

First Known Use of tensity

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tensity

borrowed from New Latin tensitāt-, tensitās, from Latin tensus tense entry 1 + -itāt-, -itās -ity

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“Tensity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tensity. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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