1. [ noun ] the physical condition of being stretched or strained
Synonyms: tension tautness tensity

"it places great tension on the leg muscles" "he could feel the tenseness of her body"

Related terms: condition tonicity tense
2. [ noun ] (pharmacology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
Synonyms: tension stress

"he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension" "stress is a vasoconstrictor"

Related terms: strain vasoconstrictor breaking_point yips psychology
Similar spelling:   tenesmus