ductile


duc·tile

adjective \ˈdək-təl, -ˌtī(-ə)l\

of a metal : capable of being bent or pulled into different shapes

Full Definition of DUCTILE

1
:  capable of being drawn out into wire or thread <ductile iron>
2
:  easily led or influenced
3
:  capable of being fashioned into a new form
duc·til·i·ty \ˌdək-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun

Origin of DUCTILE

Middle English ductil, from Latin ductilis, from ducere
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Metals and Metallurgy Terms

assay, bloom, bullion, ingot, malleable, patina, plate, temper, tensile

duc·tile

adjective \ˈdək-təl, -ˌtīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DUCTILE

: capable of being drawn out or hammered thin <ductile metal>
duc·til·i·ty \ˌdək-ˈtil-ət-ē\ noun, plural duc·til·i·ties

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