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ductile


It is less ductile in the cold.
  metal that is easily bent
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More rarely, the term can be used to describe non-metallic materials that can be shaped or bent.  Even more rarely, the term is used to describe people as easily influenced.
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Samples:
  • It is less ductile in the cold.
  • specify ductile iron, so it won’t break
  • The apparatus measures ductility.
  • Bingley was endeared to Darcy by the easiness, openness, and ductility of his temper, though no disposition could offer a greater contrast to his own, and though with his own he never appeared dissatisfied.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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  • The lineaments of the quivering features of Magua proved more ductile; his countenance gradually lost its character of defiance in an expression of ferocious joy, and heaving a breath from the very bottom of his chest, he pronounced aloud the formidable name of: "Le Cerf Agile!"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Some hammer helmets for the fighting field; Some twine young sallows to support the shield; The croslet some, and some the cuishes mold, With silver plated, and with ductile gold.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • It falls upon the banks and the grass, separating one long blade from another; turning a drift of brown, frosted leaves from a single heap to innumerable flashing fragments; or glimmering lengthways along wet twigs as though light itself were ductile.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • And you O my soul where you stand, Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space, Ceaselessly musing, venturing, throwing, seeking the spheres to connect them, Till the bridge you will need be form’d, till the ductile anchor hold, Till the gossamer thread you fling catch somewhere, O my soul.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • ) The ductile rind and leaves of radiant gold: This from the vulgar branches must be torn, And to fair Proserpine the present borne, Ere leave be giv’n to tempt the nether skies.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ductile [9]
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