1. tensile

adjective. ['ˈtɛnsəl'] capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.


  • pliant
  • formed
  • tractile
  • pliable
  • malleable


  • intractable
  • inflexible
  • unimpressionable
  • unadaptable

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Rhymes with Tensile

  • stencel
  • wensel
  • vensel
  • pencil
  • hensil
  • hensel
  • gensel
  • bensel

How do you pronounce tensile?

Pronounce tensile as ˈtɛnsəl.

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Sentences with tensile

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
For example, ASTM D638-94b covers tensile evaluations for plastics, including overall length, radius and width.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Particleboards are airtight and fire resistant, but susceptible to moisture and lose tensile strength if exposed to water.

3. Adjective
This number is the tensile capacity of the U-bolt.