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.
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Forms their ductile minds
To human virtues.
Philips.
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2. Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.
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Gold . . . is the softest and most ductile of all metals.
Dryden.

-- Duc"tile*ly (#), adv. -- Duc"tile*ness, n.
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