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tension

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the burden on one's emotional or mental well-being created by demands on one's time
  • under a lot of tension right now about her decision not to go to college

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tension

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of tension (Entry 2 of 2)

as in stretch, tighten

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The first known use of tension was in 1533

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“Tension.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tension. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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