Definition of tension verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

tension

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtɛnʃn//
 
tension something(technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tension
 
he / she / it tensions
 
past simple tensioned
 
-ing form tensioning
 
 
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to make a wire, sail, etc. tight and stretched
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tension