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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ductile \Duc"tile\, adjective [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. --Addison.

Forms their ductile minds To human virtues. --Philips.

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

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ductile

adjective

1: easily influenced [syn: {ductile}, {malleable}]

2: 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" [syn: {ductile}, {malleable}, {pliable}, {pliant}, {tensile}, {tractile}]


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