- not extensible; incapable of being extended or stretched.
Origin of inextensible
Related Words for inextensibleinflexible, rigid, stable, stiff, unbending, unyielding, inductile, inextensible, unadaptable
Examples from the Web for inextensible
Historical Examples of inextensible
Since the walls of the cell are inextensible, the quantity of water in the cell cannot increase.The Mechanism of Life
While ligaments are pliable and flexible, permitting free movement, they are also wonderfully strong and inextensible.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
The case of inextensible strings or chains is, however, so simple that it is generally included in expositions of pure statics.
A physical line is flexible and inextensible, and cannot be cut—so that no lap of it can be drawn through another.
- not capable of extension