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[pohst-ten-shuh n]
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verb (used with object)
  1. (in prestressed-concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete has set.Compare pretension2(def 1).
  2. to make (a concrete member) with posttensioned reinforcement.

Origin of posttension

First recorded in 1970–75; post- + tension
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