One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Capable of being stretched out or protruded.
- ‘In order to evaluate the growth of extensile cracks, two series of compression tests with samples from volcanic cohesive soil obtained from a low fill dam were performed.’
- ‘We investigated the results of combined acetabular fractures that were treated through the extensile triradiate approach in this study.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin extens- ‘stretched out’ (from the verb extendere) + -ile.
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