tensility

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tensile +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

tensility (countable and uncountable, plural tensilities)

  1. The quality or state of being tensile, or capable of extension.
    • 1659, Henry More, The Immortality of the Soul, so Farre Forth as It is Demonstrable from the Knowledge of Nature and the Light of Reason, London: [] J[ames] Flesher, for William Morden [], OCLC 1227597986:
      the tensility of the muscles

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “tensility” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)