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tensive

[ten-siv]
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adjective
  1. stretching or straining.
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Origin of tensive

1695–1705; tens(ion) + -ive; compare French tensif
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  • It is usually heavy, tensive, stinging, or may be merely a sensation of soreness or of uneasiness or of weariness.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

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British Dictionary definitions for tensive

tensive

adjective
  1. of or causing tension or strain
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