capable of being extended; adapted for stretching out; extensible; protrusible.
- non·ex·ten·sile, adjective
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How to use extensile in a sentence
It has an excessively long, slender muzzle, and a warm-like extensile tongue.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
It is really astonishing to see what large morsels they can dispose of with the assistance of their extensile mouths and stomachs.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
The only other North American birds that have a tongue built upon this plan are the hummingbirds, in which also it is extensile.The Woodpeckers | Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
They are, however, quite extensile, and can readily be made to hold three or four times this amount.
All leeches are very extensile and can contract the body to a plump, pear-shaped form, or extend it to a long and worm-like shape.