The definition of ductile is easily stretched out without breaking.
An example of something ductile is Play Doh.
- that can be stretched, drawn, or hammered thin without breaking; not brittle: said of metals
- easily molded; plastic; pliant
- easily led; tractable
Origin of ductileMiddle English ductil from Classical Latin ductilis from ductus: see duct
- Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin: ductile metals.
- Easily molded or shaped. See Synonyms at malleable.
- Capable of being readily persuaded or influenced; tractable: a ductile young mind.
Origin of ductileMiddle English ductil from Old French from Latin ductilis from ductus past participle of dūcere to lead ; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.
- duc·til′i·ty duc′ti·li·bil′i·ty
(comparative more ductile, superlative most ductile)
From Old French, from Latin ductilis (“easily led”).