borrowed from Latin scissilis "(of a mineral) easily split, (of clothing) torn, tattered," from *scid-, base of scindere "to split, cleave, separate" + -tilis "subject to, susceptible to (the action of the verb)" — more at shed entry 1
1552, in the meaning defined above
“Scissile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scissile. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.
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