Ductile Definition

dŭktəl, -tīl
adjective
That can be stretched, drawn, or hammered thin without breaking; not brittle.
Webster's New World
Easily molded; plastic; pliant.
Webster's New World
Easily led; tractable.
Webster's New World
other
Relating to rock or other materials that are capable of withstanding a certain amount of force by changing form before fracturing or breaking.
American Heritage Science

Origin of Ductile

  • Middle English ductil from Old French from Latin ductilis from ductus past participle of dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin ductilis (“easily led”).

    From Wiktionary

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