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ductile

Line breaks: duc|tile
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌktʌɪl
 
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Definition of ductile in English:

adjective

1(Of a metal) able to be drawn out into a thin wire.
Example sentences
  • Zirconium and zirconium-tin alloys are ductile metals and can be prepared by conventional processes.
  • However, the structural steel is more ductile and has a greater total elongation.
  • The process is readily adaptable to joining ductile metals.
1.1Able to be deformed without losing toughness; pliable, not brittle.
Example sentences
  • We use a special epoxy developed by 3M which is more ductile (less brittle) which optimizes performance when subject to a vibrating load.
  • The sedimentary units in the hanging wall were deposited in fault-bounded basins while their footwalls progressively emerged through the ductile and brittle crust.
  • Some are ductile and others brittle since the transition temperature is near room temperature.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'malleable'): from Latin ductilis, from duct- 'led', from the verb ducere.

Derivatives

ductility

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The term ‘plastic’ has nothing to do with polymers, but refers to the plasticity or ductility of aluminum when processed under certain high temperature conditions.
  • There is scientific evidence that this will increase tissue elasticity and ductility, and reduce the frequency of injuries directly related to the stretching itself.
  • The resulting material has six times the strength of unprocessed copper yet retains most of the metal's characteristic ductility, or stretchiness.

Words that rhyme with ductile

fluviatileinfantile

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