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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.
It has suggested a fifty hours course and left it flexile how to cover it in five years by the institutions.
Tenders are invited for Supply of 3 Inch Rubber Seal For Emd Type Flexile Coupling G.
Her full beauty met his eye; her round white flexile throat rising out of the full, yet lithe figure .
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.