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Meaning of MALLEABLE

Pronunciation:  'maleeubul

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

MALLEABLE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mal"le*a*ble\, a. [F. mall['e]able, fr. LL. malleare
to hammer. See {Malleate}.]
Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer,
or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.

{Malleable iron}, iron that is capable of extension or of
   being shaped under the hammer; decarbonized cast iron. See
   under {Iron}.

{Malleable iron castings}, articles cast from pig iron and
   made malleable by heating then for several days in the
   presence of some substance, as hematite, which deprives
   the cast iron of some of its carbon.

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