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resile

[ri-zahyl] /rɪˈzaɪl/
verb (used without object), resiled, resiling.
1.
to spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body.
2.
to shrink back; recoil.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Middle French resilir < Latin resilīre to spring back; see resilient
Related forms
resilement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for resile

resile

/rɪˈzaɪl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to spring or shrink back; recoil or resume original shape
Derived Forms
resilement, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French resilir, from Latin resilīre to jump back, from re- + salīre to jump
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