tensile

[ten-suh l, -sil or, esp. British, -sahyl] /ˈtɛn səl, -sɪl or, esp. British, -saɪl/
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
Related forms
tensility
[ten-sil-i-tee] /tɛnˈsɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
tensileness, noun
tensilely, adverb
nontensile, adjective
nontensility, noun
untensile, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for tensility
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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Word Origin and History for tensility
tensile
1626, from Mod.L. tensilis "capable of being stretched," from L. tensus, pp. of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet).
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