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tension US English

The state of being stretched tight

tension US Thesaurus

the tension of the rope

low tension US English

An electrical potential not large enough to cause injury or damage if diverted

pre-tension New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

apply tension to before manufacture or use

high tension US English

Another term for high voltage.

post-tension US English

Strengthen (reinforced concrete) by applying tension to the reinforcing rods after the concrete has set

surface tension US English

The tension of the surface film of a liquid caused by the attraction of the particles in the surface layer by the bulk of the liquid, which tends to minimize surface area

pretension2 US English

Apply tension to (an object) before some other process or event


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