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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Malleable  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  easily  influenced  [syn:  {ductile}] 
  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},  {pliable}, 
  {pliant},  {tensile},  {tractile}] 

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