|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|
"he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension" "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
|Related terms:||strain vasoconstrictor breaking_point yips psychology|