[ ri-zahyl ]
/ rɪˈzaɪl /
verb (used without object), re·siled, re·sil·ing.
to spring back; rebound; resume the original form or position, as an elastic body.
to shrink back; recoil.
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Origin of resile
1520–30; <Middle French resilir<Latin resilīre to spring back; see resilient
OTHER WORDS FROM resilere·sile·ment, noun
Words nearby resile
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Example sentences from the Web for resile
Resile′ment; Resil′ience, Resil′iency, act of springing back or rebounding.
British Dictionary definitions for resile
/ (rɪˈzaɪl) /
(intr) to spring or shrink back; recoil or resume original shape
Derived forms of resileresilement, noun
Word Origin for resile
C16: from Old French resilir, from Latin resilīre to jump back, from re- + salīre to jump
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