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tense Tweet Definition of tense Like Definition of tense on Facebook
noun 
  1. (grammar) Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists. The basic tenses in English are present, past and future. English also has perfect tenses (present tense, present perfect, past tense, past perfect and future tense, future perfect) and progressive tenses.
verb (tens, ing)
  1. To make or become tense.
adjective (tens, er)
  1. show, Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
     
tilde Tweet Definition of tilde Like Definition of tilde on Facebook
noun 
  1. (orthography): A diacritical mark placed above a letter to modify its pronunciation, such as by palatalization in Spanish words or nasalization in Portuguese words.
  2. A key found on some types of keyboards.
  3. A character resembling a curved hyphen (~). ASCII character 126. May represent approximation.
     
tonic Tweet Definition of tonic Like Definition of tonic on Facebook
noun 
  1. A drink intended to restore or invigorate.
We used to brew a from a particular kind of root.
  1. tonic water
  2. (Northeastern US) Any of various carbonated, non-alcoholic beverages.
  3. (music) The first note of a scale.
  4. (music) The triad built on the tonic note.
adjective 
  1. restorative, Restorative, curative or invigorating.
The arrival of the new members had a effect on the team.
     

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