Definition of "tens" []

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: the application of low-voltage electric impulses to the skin to relieve rheumatic pain and provide some pain relief in labour. The pulses are said to stimulate the release of pain-killing endorphins
  • Plural form of ten. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A pair of tens. (noun)
  • The second decade of a century: the 1910s, 2010s, etc. The teens, the oneties. Short for the nineteen-tens, twenty-tens, etc. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tens" in a sentence
  • "For the first time, in tens of years, Egyptians can see an American president who is not eager to establish a relationship with the Egyptian regime regardless of its black record of practices against democracy and human rights."
  • "In China, for instance, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration oversees all aspects of the industry, including tobacco production and distribution, and brings in tens of millions of dollars in revenue a year."
  • "Indeed … indeed … and no doubt, a proper lack of home furnishings results in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths a year, and is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy, to boot!"