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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
tension, mental strain, nervousnessnervosité, tensionнапряжённость, натянутостьSpannung, Anspannung, Gespanntheit, Spannungen, gespanntes Verhältnis, Tonus, Muskeltonus

ON: キンKUN: し.める, し.まる
tense, solid, hard, reliable, tight

ON: チョウKUN: は.る, -は.り, -ば.り
lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)

Example sentences
その場には緊張感がみなぎっていた。Parts: その場 (そのば), には, 緊張 (きんちょう), (かん), 漲る (みなぎる)The air was charged with tension.

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