[n] a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
[adj] taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
[adj] (phonetics) pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
[adj] in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
[v] make tense
[v] become tense or tenser; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
[v] increase the tension on; "tense a rope"
[v] stretch or force to the limit; "strain the rope"
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aroused, cliff-hanging, constricted, drawn, edgy, electric, highly strung, high-strung, in suspense(p), isotonic, jittery, jumpy, nail-biting, nervous, nervy, overstrung, pumped up(p), pumped(p), pumped-up(a), restive, strain, strain, strained, suspensefu
at ease, decompress, lax, loosen up, make relaxed, relax, relaxed, slow down, unbend, unlax, unstrain, unwind