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Capable of being drawn out in length; ductile: a tractile metal.
[From Latin tractus, past participle of trahere, to draw.]
trac·til′i·ty (-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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capable of being drawn out; ductile
[C17: from Latin trahere to drag]
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trac•tile(ˈtræk tɪl, -taɪl)
1. capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.
2. capable of being drawn.
[1620–30; < Latin trac-, variant s. of trahere to pull, draw + -tile]
trac•til′i•ty (-ˈtɪl ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||tractile - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"|
formed - having or given a form or shape
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