resile

resile

[ri-zahyl]
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:
1520–30; < Middle French resilir < Latin resilīre to spring back; see resilient

resilement, noun
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resile (rɪˈzaɪl)
 
vb
(intr) to spring or shrink back; recoil or resume original shape
 
[C16: from Old French resilir, from Latin resilīre to jump back, from re- + salīre to jump]
 
re'silement
 
n

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