- of, undergoing, or exerting tension
- capable of being stretched
Origin of tensileModern Latin tensilis ; from Classical Latin tensus: see tense
- Of or relating to tension.
- Capable of being stretched or extended; ductile.
Origin of tensileNew Latin t&emacron;nsilis, from Latin t&emacron;nsus, stretched out; see tense1.
(comparative more tensile, superlative most tensile)