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1. Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin: ductile metals.
2. Easily molded or shaped. See Synonyms at malleable.
3. Capable of being readily persuaded or influenced; tractable: a ductile young mind.
[Middle English ductil, from Old French, from Latin ductilis, from ductus, past participle of dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]
duc·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē), duc′ti·li·bil′i·ty (-lə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Noun||1.||ductility - the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets|
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