Tractile Tract"ile, a. [L. trahere, tractum, to draw.] Capable of being drawn out in length; ductile. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • tractile — index pliable, pliant, tractable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tractile — [trak′təl, trak′tīl΄] adj. [< L tractus (see TRACTION) + ILE] that can be drawn out in length; ductile; tensile tractility [trak′til′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • tractile — tractility /trak til i tee/, n. /trak til, tuyl/, adj. 1. capable of being drawn out in length; ductile. 2. capable of being drawn. [1620 30; < L tract(us) (see TRACTION) + ILE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tractile — trac·tile …   English syllables

  • tractile — trac•tile [[t]ˈtræk tɪl, taɪl[/t]] adj. 1) capable of being drawn out in length; ductile 2) capable of being drawn • Etymology: 1620–30; < L trac , var. s. oftrahereto pull, draw + tile trac•til′i•ty ˈtɪl ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

  • tractile — /ˈtræktaɪl/ (say traktuyl) adjective that may be drawn out in length; ductile. {Late Latin tractilis} –tractility /trækˈtɪləti/ (say trak tiluhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • tractile —   a. ductile.    ♦ tractility, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tractile — adjective capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out ductile copper malleable metals such as gold they soaked the leather to made it pliable pliant molten glass made of highly tensile steel alloy • Syn: ↑ductile, ↑malle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Traction — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion given to an object situated behind. < N PARAG:Traction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 traction traction Sgm: N 1 drawing drawing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 draught draught pull haul Sgm: N 1 rake rake …   English dictionary for students

  • Softness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Softness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 softness softness pliableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 flexibility flexibility Sgm: N 1 pliancy pliancy pliability Sgm: N 1 sequacity sequacity malleability …   English dictionary for students

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