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tensile

ten·sile

tensile

 
 
pronunciation:
ten sihl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to tension.
tensile stress
definition 2: able to be stretched, elongated, or extended; ductile.
This new type of steel is more tensile and therefore can be stretched to a greater extent.
similar words:
malleable
derivations: tensilely (adv.), tensility (n.)
Word Parts
The word tensile contains the following part:
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch