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hypertense

[hahy-per-tens]
adjective
  1. extremely or abnormally tense, excitable, or snappish.
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Origin of hypertense

hyper- + tense1, or as back formation from hypertension
Related formshy·per·tense·ly, adverbhy·per·tense·ness, noun
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