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Tensile
(adj) related with tension. Tensile Strength is a term of material science. It means the maximum tension that a material can withstand without fracturing. The word tensile is also used to mean tensible, that is, capable of being tense, hence, capable of being stretched. When used in this sense, like in the phrases 'tensile wire' or 'tensile membrane', the word becomes a synonym of ductile.

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