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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.

Usage examples (16)
  • A thing is viscous when, being moist or soft, it is tractile.
  • The "student of Slavers" was running his padded, re - tractile-clawed hands over the sphere-with-a-handle.
  • They must be tractile (without admitting water) or malleable (without consisting of water), and the agent in softening them is fire.
  • Things are tractile when their surface can be made to elongate, for being drawn out is a movement of the surface, remaining unbroken, in the direction of the mover. for more
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