nontensility

tensile

[ten-suhl, -sil or, esp. British, -sahyl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to tension: tensile strain.
2.
capable of being stretched or drawn out; ductile.

Origin:
1620–30; < Neo-Latin tēnsilis. See tense1, -ile

tensility [ten-sil-i-tee] , tensileness, noun
tensilely, adverb
nontensile, adjective
nontensility, noun
untensile, adjective
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tensile (ˈtɛnsaɪl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to tension
2.  sufficiently ductile to be stretched or drawn out
 
[C17: from New Latin tensilis, from Latin tendere to stretch]
 
'tensilely
 
adv
 
tensility
 
n
 
'tensileness
 
n

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tensile
1626, from Mod.L. tensilis "capable of being stretched," from L. tensus, pp. of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet).
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