flexile

adjective
flex·​ile | \ ˈflek-səl How to pronounce flexile (audio) , -ˌsī(-ə)l \

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First Known Use of flexile

1613, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flexile

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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The first known use of flexile was in 1613

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“Flexile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexile. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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