from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not extensible: an inextensible antenna.

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  • adj. Not capable of being extended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not capable of being extended; not elastic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That cannot be stretched; not extensible: applied in geometry to a surface which can be bent in any way, but only so that each element remains unchanged in magnitude and shape.

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  • adj. not extensile


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  • Taken to the extreme, that would mean it was inextensible beyond EverQuest.

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  • While ligaments are pliable and flexible, permitting free movement, they are also wonderfully strong and inextensible.

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  • They are pliant and flexible, so as to allow perfect freedom of movement, but strong, tough, and inextensible, so as not to yield readily to applied force.

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  • After a cut on the face or an exudation into the lungs, the loose tissues and multiple vessels allow the proliferating cells to obtain rich nourishment; absorption can take place readily, and the part regains its normal condition entirely, while a bruise at the heel or at the withers finds a dense, inextensible tissue where the multiplying elements and exuded fluids choke up all communication, and the parts die

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  • Otherwise, you end up with a very rigid and inextensible factory implementation, which, in addition, will force you to revisit it every time you add another special type to the system (and you should somehow know which types are special).

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  • However the arc-length definition is always related to the undeformed configuration (for which the length is known) and then saying that the rod is inextensible leads to obtain a unitary tangent on the deformed configuration.

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  • Unutterable. insinuate v. To imply. inextensible adj.

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