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adjective as in extensible

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It has an excessively long, slender muzzle, and a warm-like extensile tongue.

It is really astonishing to see what large morsels they can dispose of with the assistance of their extensile mouths and stomachs.

The only other North American birds that have a tongue built upon this plan are the hummingbirds, in which also it is extensile.

They are, however, quite extensile, and can readily be made to hold three or four times this amount.

All leeches are very extensile and can contract the body to a plump, pear-shaped form, or extend it to a long and worm-like shape.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to extensile, such as: expandable, expansible, extendable, extendible, protractible, and protractile.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.