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posttension

[pohst-ten-shuh n]
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.
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Origin of posttension

First recorded in 1970–75; post- + tension
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