Tension is physical or mental strain, the force created by pulling something tight or a strain in a relationship.(noun)
See tension in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < MFr or L: MFr < L tensio < tensus: see tense
See tension in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin tēnsiō, tēnsiōn-, a stretching out
Origin: , from tēnsus
Origin: , past participle of tendere, to stretch; see tense1.
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