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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Duc·tile a.
 1. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction; as, a ductile people.
 Forms their ductile minds
 To human virtues.   --Philips.
 2. Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.
    Gold . . . is the softest and most ductile of all metals.   --Dryden.
 -- Duc*tile*ly adv. -- Duc*tile*ness, n.