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tense

Part of speech: Adjective

Drawn tightly; not lax; severely strained; rigid; tense nerves.

Part of speech: Noun

A change in the form of a verb, showing the time of the action expressed; a verb form which indicates a certain distinction of time by changing its form or by the help of auxiliaries.

Part of speech: Adverb

Tensely.

Part of speech: Noun

Tenseness.

Part of speech:

Tenser.

Part of speech:

Tensest.

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