tensive

adjective
ten·​sive | \ ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce tensive (audio) \

Definition of tensive

: of, relating to, or causing tension

First Known Use of tensive

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tensive

borrowed from New Latin tensīvus, from Latin tensus tense entry 1 + -īvus -ive

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“Tensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tensive. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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