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[hahy-per-ten-siv] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv/

characterized by or causing high blood pressure.
a person who has high blood pressure.

hypertensive hy·per·ten·sive (hī’pər-těn’sĭv)

A person having or susceptible to high blood pressure.


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