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tense
  • n  a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • v  become stretched or tense or taut
    the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
  • v  increase the tension on
    alternately relax and tense your calf muscle
    tense the rope manually before tensing the spring
  • v  become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room
  • v  cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up
  • a  in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
  • a  pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
  • a  taut or rigid; stretched tight
    tense piano strings
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tensed
  • v  become stretched or tense or taut
    the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
  • v  increase the tension on
  • v  become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room
  • v  cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up
  • s  having inflections to indicate tense
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tensile
  • a  of or relating to tension
    tensile stress
    tensile pull
  • s  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    made of highly tensile steel alloy
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tentative
  • s  under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
    just a tentative schedule
  • s  unsettled in mind or opinion
    drew a few tentative conclusions
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tenth
  • n  a tenth part; one part in ten equal parts
  • n  position ten in a countable series of things
  • s  coming next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position
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tenuous
  • s  having thin consistency
    a tenuous fluid
  • s  very thin in gauge or diameter
    a tenuous thread
  • s  lacking substance or significance; a fragile claim to fame"
    a tenuous argument
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tenured
  • v  give life-time employment to
    She was tenured after she published her book
  • s  appointed for life and not subject to dismissal except for a grave crime
    a tenured professor
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tepid
  • s  moderately warm
    tepid bath water
  • s  feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
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teratogenic
  • a  of or relating to substances or agents that can interfere with normal embryonic development
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terete
  • s  especially of plant parts; cylindrical and tapering
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terminable
  • s  capable of being terminated after a designated time
    terminable employees
    a terminable annuity
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terminal
  • n  station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
  • n  a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
  • n  either extremity of something that has length
    the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • n  electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
  • a  of or relating to or situated at the ends of a delivery route
    freight pickup is a terminal service
    terminal charges
  • a  relating to or occurring in a term or fixed period of time
    terminal examinations
    terminal payments
  • a  being or situated at an end
    terminal buds on a branch
    a terminal station
    the terminal syllable
  • s  occurring at or forming an end or termination
    terminal leave
  • s  causing or ending in or approaching death
    a terminal patient
    terminal cancer
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terminated
  • v  bring to an end or halt
    The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  • v  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  • v  be the end of; be the last or concluding part of
  • v  terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • s  having come or been brought to a conclusion
    the abruptly terminated interview
  • s  (of e.g. a contract or term of office) having come to an end
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terminative
  • s  coming to an end
    a contract terminative with the end of the war
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terminological
  • a  of or concerning terminology
    terminological disputes
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