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Oxford dictionary definition of the word tense:
1(especially of a muscle) stretched tight or rigid:
she tried to relax her tense muscles
Phonetics (of a speech sound, especially a vowel) pronounced with the vocal muscles stretched tight. The opposite of lax.
2unable to relax because of nervousness, anxiety, or stimulation:
he was tense with excitement
causing or characterized by anxiety and nervousness:
they waited in tense silence
relations between the two neighbouring states were tense
become tense, typically through anxiety or nervousness:
her body tensed up
[with object] make (a muscle or one’s body) tight or rigid:
carefully stretch and then tense your muscles