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    ductile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ductile

    (adj) easily influenced
    Synonyms : malleable
    (adj) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    Synonyms : malleable , pliable , pliant , tensile , tractile
    Example Sentence
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for ductile

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Imagine a metal rod. If this rod containing a duct (a small tunnel) it will be more flexible (ductile)

Relate with Reptile (Snake) which can make itself coiled because of its flexibility to bend.

duct(MEANS PULL)....so something which is esily pulled into ANY SHAPE is DUCTILE.

Emphasize the "tile" from ductile:- tile which is hard,cant be bend or shaped. So ductile is opposite to tile i.e., easily moulded ,shaped,influenced.

Duct tapes are flexible.

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