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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)  
  tensilely      adv  
  tensileness      n  

tensile strength  
      n   a measure of the ability of a material to withstand a longitudinal stress, expressed as the greatest stress that the material can stand without breaking  
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