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 (flĕk′səl, -sīl′)


(ˈflɛk sɪl; esp. Brit. -saɪl)

flexible; pliant.
[1625–35; < Latin flexilis= flect(ere) to bend (compare flex1) + -tilis -tile]
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Adj.1.flexile - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"


1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
2. Capable of withstanding stress without injury:
Physics: plastic.
References in classic literature ?
Joyful sounds will 'come ringing down the wind;' a wealth of gypsy gold will be ours for the gathering; we will learn the potent, unutterable charm of a dim spruce wood and the grace of flexile mountain ashes fringing a lonely glen; we will tryst with the folk of fur and feather; we'll hearken to the music of gray old firs.
These versatile projectors feature advanced image quality technology, built-in sound and convenient setup tools for flexile placement, as well as two HDMI[sup.
Tenders are invited for E-Beam Irradiate Cross Linked Flexile Cable Of Size 4 Sq.
Players will meet the Flexile Sentry in the ship in No-Mans Wharf, which gives players limited time since the ships gets filled with water.
See Stevenson's "Francois Villon, Student, Poet, and Housebreaker," a biting, moralistic screed on the life and work of Villon, "[a] sinister dog, in all likelihood, but with a look in his eye, and the loose flexile mouth that goes with wit and an overweening sensual temperament.