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Definition of ductile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ductile

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdʌktaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌktaɪl//
 
(specialist) Materials and properties
 
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(of a metal) that can be made into a thin wire See related entries: Materials and properties Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘malleable’): from Latin ductilis, from duct- ‘led’, from the verb ducere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ductile