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Word of the Day 08/26/20 Ductile

Ductile (adjective)
ductile [ duhk-tl, -til ]


adjective
1. capable of being hammered out thin, as certain metals; malleable.
2. capable of being drawn out into wire or threads, as gold.
3. able to undergo change of form without breaking.
4. capable of being molded or shaped; plastic.

OTHER WORDS FROM DUCTILE
duc·tile·ly, adverb
duc·til·i·ty, duc·tile·ness, noun
non·duc·tile, adjective
non·duc·til·i·ty, noun
sem·i·duc·tile, adjective
un·duc·tile, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO DUCTILE
adaptable, amenable, docile, malleable, manageable, plastic, pliable, responsive, supple, tractable, yielding, biddable, extensile, moldable, submitting

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Origin: 1300–50; Middle English < Latin ductilis, equivalent to duct(us) (past participle of dūcere to draw along) + -ilis-ile

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR DUCTILE
Well, I think that's better than to wash and iron it; but tell me how you'll have it done, and you shall find me ductile.
THE PUNSTER'S POCKET-BOOK|CHARLES MOLLOY WESTMACOTT

The copper used was about an eighth of an inch thick, and the soft and ductile character showed that it was pure metal.
THE WONDER ISLAND BOYS: TREASURES OF THE ISLAND|ROGER THOMPSON FINLAY

It is of a reddish colour, malleable, ductile, and tenacious.
THE SILVERSMITH'S HANDBOOK|GEORGE E. GEE

From morn to night he thumbed and pushed about the ductile clay.
A FORTNIGHT OF FOLLY|MAURICE THOMPSON

Education takes possession of the ductile minds of the fair sex in their infancy.
A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE|DAVID HUME

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