- that can be molded; plastic
- formed of molded clay, earth, etc.
- of pottery or ceramics
Origin: Classical Latin fictilis ; from past participle of fingere: see fiction
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- a. Capable of being molded; plastic.b. Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth.
- Of or relating to earthenware or pottery.
Origin: Latin fictilis, made of clay, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to mold; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.