from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Arterial disease in which chronic high blood pressure is the primary symptom.
  • n. Abnormally elevated blood pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. abnormally high blood pressure; especially, the chronic condition associated with persistent high blood pressure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Extreme tension.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)


hyper- +‎ tension (Wiktionary)



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