Ductileness
Ductile Duc"tile, a. [L. ductilis, fr. ducere to lead: cf. F. ductile. See {Duct}.] 1. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Forms their ductile minds To human virtues. --Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads. [1913 Webster]

Gold . . . is the softest and most ductile of all metals. --Dryden. -- {Duc"tile*ly}, adv. -- {Duc"tile*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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