Definition for DUC'TILE

DUC'TILE, a. [L. ductilis, from duco, to lead.]

  1. That may be led; easy to be led or drawn; tractable; complying; obsequious; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, the ductile minds of youth; a ductile people. – Philips. Addison.
  2. Flexible; pliable. The ductile rind, and leaves of radiant gold. – Dryden.
  3. That may be drawn out into wire or threads. Gold is the most ductile of the metals.
  4. That may be extended by beating.

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