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extensile (ik-STEN-sil) adjective

1. Capable of being extended or protruded; extensible.

2. Computer Science. Of or relating to a programming language or a system that can be modified by changing or adding features.

"The Mylodon, moreover, was furnished with a long extensile tongue like that of the giraffe, which, by one of those beautiful provisions of nature, thus reaches with the aid of its long neck its leafy food." Darwin, Charles, Voyage Of The Beagle: Part I

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