Definition of extensile in English:

extensile

adjective

  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin extens- ‘stretched out’ (from the verb extendere) + -ile.

Pronunciation

extensile

/ɛkˈstɛnsʌɪl//ɪkˈstɛnsʌɪl/