hypertense

[ hahy-per-tens ]

adjective
  1. extremely or abnormally tense, excitable, or snappish.

Origin of hypertense

1
hyper- + tense1, or as back formation from hypertension

Other words from hypertense

  • hy·per·tense·ly, adverb
  • hy·per·tense·ness, noun

Words Nearby hypertense

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