posttension

[ pohst-ten-shuhn ]
/ poʊstˈtɛn ʃən /

verb (used with object)

(in prestressed-concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete has set.Compare pretension2 (def. 1).
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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