adj. [L. ex, out of; tendere, to stretch]
Capable of being extended, stretched or spread.

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  • Extensile — Ex*ten silea. Suited for, or capable of, extension; extensible. Owen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • extensile — adjective Date: 1744 extensible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extensile — /ik sten seuhl, suyl/, adj. Chiefly Zool., Anat. capable of being extended; adapted for stretching out; extensible; protrusible. [1735 45; EXTENS(ION) + ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • extensile — adjective extensible …   Wiktionary

  • extensile — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Capable of being extended or expanded: expansible, expansile, extendible, extensible, protractile, stretch, stretchable. See INCREASE …   English dictionary for students

  • extensile — adj. may be protruded or extended, stretchable, extensible, may be pulled out to a greater length …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extensile — [ɪk stɛnsʌɪl, ɛk ] adjective capable of being extended …   English new terms dictionary

  • extensile — a. Extensible, extendible …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • extensile — ex·ten·sile …   English syllables

  • extensile — /ɛkˈstɛnsaɪl / (say ek stensuyl) adjective Chiefly Zoology, Anatomy capable of being extended; adapted for stretching out; extensible; protrusible …  

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