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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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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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Word Origin and History for resile
v.

1520s, "draw back," from obsolete French resiler "withdraw from an agreement," or directly from Latin resilire "to jump back" (see resilience). Meaning "spring back, start back, recoil" (of material things) from 1708. Related: Resiled; resiling.

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