Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a high voltage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage

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Examples

  • The coal plant (or hydro dam) that produces the power, and the fact that most of the electricity produced does nothing more useful than heat up high-tension lines and transformers, is out of sight and out of mind.

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  • It is both tremendously efficient in comparison to normal high-tension lines and has the interesting characteristic that it STORES large amounts of energy in both the hydrogen and the electromagnetic field around the superconductors.

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  • “It is both tremendously efficient in comparison to normal high-tension lines and has the interesting characteristic that it STORES large amounts of energy in both the hydrogen and the electromagnetic field around the superconductors.”

    Matthew Yglesias » An Electrical Grid We Can Believe In

  • We know that in 2006—generation exceeding consumption by 10%—Iran exported electricity and planned a high-tension line to Russia to export more.

    The Mortal Threat From Iran

  • "It was a very, very high-tension morning," said the filmmaker, who wanted to restage the original viral clip of Ms. Marsen all but using the vessel as a trampoline for an audience of stunned commuters.

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  • "With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound he pulls the spitting high-tension wires doooowwwn."

    Elderly Women Charged With Beating Fawn To Death

  • And she was the first woman to win the Academy Award for best director in 2010, with the high-tension Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker."

    Screen Shots of Adrenaline

  • The next day, having keyed himself up to an exhausting high-tension, he earned two dollars and a half.

    SOUTH OF THE SLOT

  • Annja embarks on a high-tension race across Europe and history itself, intent on linking the unholy treachery of the ages with the staggering revelations of the present.

    Rogue Angel: Destiny

  • Instead of electricity generation, people use high-tension crank generators, which directly convert the calories they burn into power.

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