Definition of ductile
1 of a metal : capable of being drawn out (see 1draw 15) into wire or thread ductile iron
2 : easily led or influenced a vast portion of the public feels rather than thinks, a ductile multitude drawn easily by the arts of the demagogue — Amy Loveman
3 : capable of being fashioned into a new form
ductilityplay \ˌdək-ˈti-lə-tē\ noun
Recent Examples of ductile from the Web
Obsolete cast iron and asbestos cement lines are now replaced with more durable ductile iron or plastic.
The utility crew — the public-works heirs of the men who installed the wooden water mains during the James Madison administration — was replacing the old cast piping with what’s known as a ductile iron main.
TODAY’S WORD — TENSILE (TENSILE: TEN-sel: Capable of being stretched or extended; ductile.)
The problem isn’t unique to Apple; all stainless steel watches scratch because metals are ductile—
Even as Mr. Shults goes light on the exposition, the characters — with their rapid gestures, cacophonous movements and ductile faces — express a great deal.
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DUCTILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ductile for English Language Learners
of a metal : capable of being bent or pulled into different shapes
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