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tractile

[trak-til, -tahyl] /ˈtræk tɪl, -taɪl/
adjective
1.
capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.
2.
capable of being drawn.
Origin of tractile
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin tract(us) (see traction) + -ile
Related forms
tractility
[trak-til-i-tee] /trækˈtɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Historical Examples
  • The shy hairy men who herd the tractile flocks might be, except for some added clothing, the very brethren of David.

  • He was a drawing card, a veritable bargain counter or church scandal in his tractile powers.

British Dictionary definitions for tractile

tractile

/ˈtræktaɪl/
adjective
1.
capable of being drawn out; ductile
Derived Forms
tractility (trækˈtɪlɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin trahere to drag
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