Dictionary.com

tensible

[ ten-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈtɛn sə bəl /
Save This Word!

adjective

capable of being stretched; tensile.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of tensible

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tensible

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for tensible

tensible
/ (ˈtɛnsəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being stretched; tensile

Derived forms of tensible

tensibility or tensibleness, nountensibly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now