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Detailed Translations for tension from French to English


tension [la ~] noun

  1. la tension
    the burden; the stress
  2. la tension (grippage; frottement)
    the tension; the strain; the tenseness; the tightness
  3. la tension (concentration)
    the tenseness; the tightness; the strain

Translation Matrix for tension:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
burden tension charge; fardeau
strain concentration; frottement; grippage; tension effort; effort physique; efforts; essai; exertion; expérience; mal; peine; pression; tension artérielle; tentative; test
stress tension précipitation; stress
tenseness concentration; frottement; grippage; tension
tension frottement; grippage; tension nervosité; énervement
tightness concentration; frottement; grippage; tension absence; besoin; disette; déficience; déficit; détroit; frugalité; gorge; infortune; manque; misère; passage étroit; pauvreté; pénurie; rareté; serrement de coeur; suffocation; étroitesse
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
burden accabler; charger; importuner; imposer; seller
strain se dégourdir
stress accentuer; hâter; insister sur; se dépêcher; se hâter; se presser; se précipiter; souligner

Synonyms for "tension":

Wiktionary Translations for tension:

  1. État de ce qui est tendu (sens général)
  2. Action de tendre
  3. Grande application, effort continu
  4. Différence de potentiel électrique
  5. Pression des gaz
  1. force
  2. the characteristic of being tense
  3. psychological state
  4. state of an elastic object
  5. voltage
  6. amount of electrostatic potential

Cross Translation:
tension tenseness Intension — innerliche Anspannung, Eifer

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Detailed Translations for tension from English to French


tension [the ~] noun

  1. the tension (tightness; strain; tenseness)
    la tension; le grippage; le frottement
  2. the tension (nervousness)
    l'énervement; la nervosité

Translation Matrix for tension:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
frottement strain; tenseness; tension; tightness controversy; friction; scrubbing; scrubbing work
grippage strain; tenseness; tension; tightness
nervosité nervousness; tension jumpiness; nervousness
tension strain; tenseness; tension; tightness burden; strain; stress; tenseness; tightness
énervement nervousness; tension crabbedness; exasperation; indignation; irritability; irritation; jumpiness; pique; susceptibility; touchiness; vexation
- latent hostility; stress; tautness; tenseness; tensity
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- elasticity; resilience

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Related Definitions for "tension":

  1. the action of stretching something tight1
    • tension holds the belt in the pulleys1
  2. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body1
    • the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear1
  3. feelings of hostility that are not manifest1
    • the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions1
  4. a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)1
    • there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time1
    • there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history1
  5. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense1
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension1
  6. the physical condition of being stretched or strained1
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles1

Wiktionary Translations for tension:

  1. psychological state
  2. state of an elastic object
  3. voltage
  1. État de ce qui est tendu (sens général)

Cross Translation:
tension tonicité; tonus TonusMedizin: Grad des ständigen Spannungszustandes von lebendem Gewebe, Organen oder Organteilen, insbesondere der Muskeln, Gefäße und Nerven

tension form of tense:

Translation Matrix for tense:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
énervé nervous sufferer; neurotic
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- strain; tense up
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
captivant exciting; tense; thrilling captivating; enchanting; exciting; fascinating; intriguing; moving; sexy; stirring; thrilling; touching
contracté strained; stressed; tense; uptight convulsive
palpitant exciting; tense; thrilling
stressé strained; stressed; tense; uptight overwrought; stressed
tendu strained; stressed; tense; uptight against the grain; cantankerous; concentrated; crabbed; crusty; elongated; gruff; grumpy; immovable; inflexible; intently; nagging; obstinate; recalcitrant; rigid; spanned; star; stern; straight-backed; strenuous; stretched; stubborn; sullen; surly; unbending; with concentration
énervé strained; stressed; tense; uptight agitated; annoyed; bad-tempered; bothered; fluttered; fucked up; hastily; hasty; hunted; hurried; hurriedly; in a haste; in a hurry; in haste; irritated; nervous; nettled; piqued; pissed off; sore; worked up; wrought up

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Related Definitions for "tense":

  1. taut or rigid; stretched tight1
    • tense piano strings1
  2. pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')1
  3. in or of a state of physical or nervous tension1
  4. a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time1
  5. cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious1
    • he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up1
  6. become tense, nervous, or uneasy1
    • He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room1
  7. increase the tension on1
    • alternately relax and tense your calf muscle1
    • tense the rope manually before tensing the spring1
  8. become stretched or tense or taut1
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;1

Wiktionary Translations for tense:

  1. verb forms distinguishing time
  1. showing stress or strain
  1. (familier, fr) Occitanie|fr exaspérer, gonfler.
  2. Contracter.
  3. tendre ou étendre avec force ; rendre raide.
  4. Traductions à trier suivant le sens
  5. Renfermer, ranger, mettre en lieu sûr, à l’abri. (Sens général).
  6. étirer un fil, une corde, une surface; tirer une corde par plusieurs côtés pour la rendre raide ; étirer une peau.
  1. Traductions à trier suivant le sens
  1. Élément grammatical

Cross Translation:
tense tendu gespannen — ongemakkelijk, blijk gevend van stress, het punt van (uit-)barsten naderend
tense tendu gespannen — strak uitgerekt
tense temps TempusLinguistik, speziell Grammatik: Eigenschaft, grammatische Kategorie des Verbs zur Anzeige einer Zeit oder Zeitstufe

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