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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ductile  \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. 
  --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},  adv  --  {Duc"tile*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ductile 
  adj  1:  easily  influenced  [syn:  {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:  {malleable},  {pliable}, 
  {pliant},  {tensile},  {tractile}] 




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