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hypertensive

[ hahy-per-ten-siv ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv /
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adjective

characterized by or causing high blood pressure.

noun

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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Medical definitions for hypertensive

hypertensive
[ hī′pər-tĕnsĭv ]

adj.

Of or characterized by abnormally increased blood pressure.
Causing an increase in blood pressure.

n.

A person having or susceptible to high blood pressure.
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