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a. Capable of being molded; plastic.
b. Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth.
2. Of or relating to earthenware or pottery.
[Latin fictilis, made of clay, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to mold; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Ceramics) moulded or capable of being moulded from clay; plastic
2. (Ceramics) made of clay by a potter
3. (Ceramics) relating to the craft of pottery
[C17: from Latin fictilis that can be moulded, hence, made of clay, from fingere to shape]
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fic•tile(ˈfɪk tl; Brit. ˈfɪk taɪl)
1. capable of being molded.
2. made of earth, clay, etc., by a potter.
3. of or pertaining to pottery.
[1620–30; < Latin fictilis of earthenware =fi(n)g(ere) to shape + -tilis -tile]
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fictile- An adjective meaning "pertaining to pottery" or "suitable for making pottery."
See also related terms for pottery.
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|Adj.||1.||fictile - of or relating to the craft of pottery; "the fictile art"; "fictile ware"|
|2.||fictile - susceptible to being led or directed; "fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda"|
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
|3.||fictile - capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay"|
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
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