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tenseness

 
Noun tenseness has 2 senses
  1. tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness - the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
    --1 is a kind of condition, status
    --1 has particulars: tonicity, tonus, tone
  2. tension, tenseness, stress - (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
    --2 is a kind of strain, mental strain, nervous strain; vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive
    --2 has particulars: yips; breaking point
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