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extensible

[ik-sten-suh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being extended.
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Origin of extensible

First recorded in 1605–15; extens(ion) + -ible
Related formsex·ten·si·bil·i·ty, ex·ten·si·ble·ness, nounnon·ex·ten·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ex·ten·si·ble, adjectivenon·ex·ten·si·ble·ness, nounsub·ex·ten·si·bil·i·ty, nounsub·ex·ten·si·ble, adjectivesub·ex·ten·si·ble·ness, nounun·ex·ten·si·ble, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • They have a large siphon and a fairly large and extensible proboscis.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • The caissons of these sets carried 24-inch lights on extensible towers.

  • Tongue long, extensible, terminated by cartilaginous fibres.

  • A long, glutinous, extensible tongue hung out of its mouth, and fished up the ants that constituted its principal food.

  • The tongue is very long and extensible, but flat and little fibrous at the end, exactly like the true Paradiseas.

    The Malay Archipelago

    Alfred Russell Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for extensible

extensible

extensile (ɪkˈstɛnsaɪl)

adjective
  1. capable of being extended
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Derived Formsextensibility or extensibleness, noun
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