American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a high voltage.
- adj. subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage
“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.”
“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.”
““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.””
“We know that in 2006—generation exceeding consumption by 10%—Iran exported electricity and planned a high-tension line to Russia to export more.”
“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.”
“With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound he pulls the spitting high-tension wires doooowwwn.”
“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.”
“The next day, having keyed himself up to an exhausting high-tension, he earned two dollars and a half.”
“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.”
“Instead of electricity generation, people use high-tension crank generators, which directly convert the calories they burn into power.”
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