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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the physical condition of being stretched or strained;
- Example: "it places great tension on the leg muscles"
- Example: "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
[syn: tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness]

2. lack of movement or room for movement;
[syn: tightness, tautness]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tautness n 1: the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body" [syn: tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness] 2: lack of movement or room for movement [syn: tightness, tautness] [ant: looseness, play]