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DUCTILE, adjective [Latin , to lead.]

1. That may be led; easy to be led or drawn; tractable; complying; obsequious; yielding to motives, persuasion or instruction; as the ductile minds of youth; a ductile people.

2. Flexible; pliable.

The ductile rind and leaves of radiant gold.

3. That may be drawn out into wire or threads. Gold is the most ductile of the metals.

4. That may be extended by beating.