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Meaning of DUCTILE

Pronunciation:  'duktl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
  2. [adj]  easily influenced

DUCTILE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: elastic, malleable, pliable, pliant, tensile, tractable, tractile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Duc"tile\, a. [L. ductilis, fr. ducere to lead: cf. F.
ductile. See {Duct}.]
1. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives,
   persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.

         Forms their ductile minds To human virtues.

2. Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or

         Gold . . . is the softest and most ductile of all
         metals.                               --Dryden.
   -- {Duc"tile*ly}, adv. -- {Duc"tile*ness}, n.

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