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    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether Iíve chosen the proper meaning of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    When you fall asleep, muscle tone almost disappears.

    tone = the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: tone

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether Iíve chosen the proper meaning of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    When you fall asleep, muscle tone almost disappears.

    tone = the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Yes, that's correct. In general sense, "tone" means firmness or hardness of muscles.

    I'm going to Hawaii this summer, so I'm trying to tone up my stomach.

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