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ductile

duc·tile

ductile

 
 
pronunciation:
duhk tihl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to withstand stress without breaking, as in drawing out into wire or pounding thin.
Copper is a ductile metal.
antonyms:
brittle
similar words:
malleable
definition 2: easily shaped; plastic.
similar words:
malleable, plastic
definition 3: willing to be led or persuaded; easily influenced.
antonyms:
intransigent
similar words:
flexible
derivations: ductilely (adv.), ductileness (n.), ductility (n.)
Word Parts
The word ductile contains the following parts:
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along
-ile, -il Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being or undergoing; pertaining to