hypertense

[ hahy-per-tens ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛns /

adjective

extremely or abnormally tense, excitable, or snappish.

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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