intr.v. re·siled, re·sil·ing, re·siles
1. To spring back, especially to resume a former position or structure after being stretched or compressed.
2. To draw back; recoil.
[Obsolete French resilir, from Latin resilīre, to leap back : re-, re- + salīre, to leap; see sel- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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