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hypertensive

[hahy-per-ten-siv]
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adjective
  1. characterized by or causing high blood pressure.
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noun
  1. a person who has high blood pressure.
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Origin of hypertensive

First recorded in 1900–05; hyper- + tensive
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hypertensive

(hī′pər-tĕnsĭv)
adj.
  1. Of or characterized by abnormally increased blood pressure.
  2. Causing an increase in blood pressure.
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n.
  1. A person having or susceptible to high blood pressure.
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