1613, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from Latin flexilis, from flectere "to cause to go in a different direction, bend, curve" (of uncertain origin) + -tilis "subject to, susceptible to (the action of the verb)"
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“Flexile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexile. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.
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