tensible

[ten-suh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being stretched; tensile.

Nearby words

  1. tensas,
  2. tense,
  3. tense logic,
  4. tensegrity,
  5. tensely,
  6. tensile,
  7. tensile strength,
  8. tensile stress,
  9. tensilely,
  10. tensility

Origin of tensible

From the New Latin word tēnsibilis, dating back to 1620–30. See tense1, -ible

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for tensible

tensible

adjective

capable of being stretched; tensile
Derived Formstensibility or tensibleness, nountensibly, adverb

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