American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or causing tension.
- adj. Physiology Giving or causing the sensation of stretching or tension.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving the sensation of tension, stiffness, or contraction.
- adj. Of or pertaining to tension
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Giving the sensation of tension, stiffness, or contraction.
“Lusardi P, Mugellini A, Preti P, Zoppi A, Derosa G, Fogari R. Effects of a restricted sleep regimen on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in normo-tensive subjects.”
“Washington, followed this policy on an even more tensive scale.”
“More than 3500 SADC troops crossed into Lesotho in September last year at the request of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosili to help restore order in Lesotho after ex!!! tensive looting, burning and rioting in Maseru and two other lowland towns.”
“Before her stretched hillside after barren hillside of jagged dry stubble, testimony of a generation of in tensive fir and cedar harvesting.”
“After bout a week or so, they move me to another part of the hospital where everbody be put so's they can get well, but ever day I gone back to the tensive care ward an set for a wile with Dan.”
“Anyhow, after they is gone, I go on over to the tensive care ward to see Dan, but when I git there, his cot is empty, an the mattress all folded up an he is gone.”
“Contemporary learning on causation has a very ex - tensive examination in a recent work called Causation”
“This is the most comprehensive modern work available summarizing Haeckel's thought; it has ex - tensive bibliographies.”
“Arne Naess, Skepticism (New York, 1969), contains an ex - tensive bibliography.”
“Lecture at the University of Lancaster (1966), in which he calls upon philosophers to undertake far more ex - tensive analyses of the varied terms in the critic's rich vocabulary, he suggests that too much effort has cen - tered on a very few terms, including “beautiful.””
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