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hypertense

[hahy-per-tens] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛns/
adjective
1.
extremely or abnormally tense, excitable, or snappish.
Origin
hyper- + tense1, or as back formation from hypertension
Related forms
hypertensely, adverb
hypertenseness, noun
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