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flex·ile

 (flĕk′səl, -sīl′)
adj.
Flexible.

flex•ile

(ˈflɛk sɪl; esp. Brit. -saɪl)

adj.
flexible; pliant.
[1625–35; < Latin flexilis= flect(ere) to bend (compare flex1) + -tilis -tile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

flexile

adjective
1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
2. Capable of withstanding stress without injury:
Physics: plastic.
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Another important feature is flexility in plant design.
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