1. tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness, condition, status

usage: the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"

2. tension, tenseness, stress, strain, mental strain, nervous strain

usage: (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"

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