Definition of tensive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtensiv/


Causing or expressing tension.
Example sentences
  • Gary Burge's essay examines the tensive relationship of John to historical record.
  • The heavy, tensive, aching pains are the main indication for its use.
  • The tensive, paradoxical image of childhood forged by the Reformers has much to teach mainline Protestantism.

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Syllabification: ten·sive

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