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 (tĕn′səl, -sīl′)
1. Of or relating to tension.
2. Capable of being stretched or extended; ductile.

[New Latin tēnsilis, from Latin tēnsus, stretched out; see tense1.]

ten·sil′i·ty (tĕn-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.


1. of or relating to tension
2. sufficiently ductile to be stretched or drawn out
[C17: from New Latin tensilis, from Latin tendere to stretch]
ˈtensilely adv
tensility, ˈtensileness n


(ˈtɛn səl, -sɪl, -saɪl)

1. of or pertaining to tension: tensile strain.
2. capable of being stretched or drawn out; ductile.
[1620–30; < New Latin tēnsilis]
ten′sile•ness, n.
ten′sile•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tensile - of or relating to tension; "tensile stress"; "tensile pull"
2.tensile - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn outtensile - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
formed - having or given a form or shape


[ˈtensaɪl] ADJ (= relating to tension) → de tensión, relativo a la tensión; (= stretchable) → extensible
tensile strengthresistencia f a la tensión


adjdehnbar, spannbar; high tensile steelSpannstahl m; high tensile wirebesonders zugfester Draht


tensile load
nZugbelastung f
tensile strength
nZugfestigkeit f
tensile stress
nZugspannung f
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