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Tensed

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Adjective

1. tensed

having inflections to indicate tense

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Tensed

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adjective
1. 
stretched or stressed tightly; taut or rigid
2. 
under mental or emotional strain
3. 
producing mental or emotional strain
a tense day
4. 
(of a speech sound) pronounced with considerable muscular effort and having relatively precise accuracy of articulation and considerable duration
in English the vowel ( ) in 'beam' is tense
Compare lax1 (sense 4)
verb
5. (often foll by up)
to make or become tense
noun
grammar
a category of the verb or verbal inflections, such as present, past, and future, that expresses the temporal relations between what is reported in a sentence and the time of its utterance

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Tensed

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈtenser or ˈtensest
1. 
stretched tight; strained; taut
2. 
feeling, showing, or causing mental strain; anxious
3.  Phonetics
articulated with the jaw and tongue muscles relatively rigid
said of certain vowels, as (ē) and (o̅o) see also lax
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: tensed or ˈtensing
4. 
to make or become tense
noun
1. 
a characteristic of verbs that indicates the time of the action or state of being that a verb expresses; also, an analytic category based on this characteristic
2. 
any of the forms a verb takes to indicate this characteristic
3. 
a set of such forms for a given time reference
the present tense of “be”

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Tensed

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adj. tens·er, tens·est
1. Tightly stretched; taut. See Synonyms at stiff, tight.
2.
a. In a state of nervous tension or mental strain: was very tense before the exam.
b. Causing or characterized by nervous tension or mental strain: a tense standoff between border patrols.
3. Linguistics Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
tr. & intr.v. tensed, tens·ing, tens·es
To make or become tense.

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