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fictile

[ fik-tl; British fik-tahyl ]
/ ˈfɪk tl; British ˈfɪk taɪl /
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adjective
capable of being molded.
made of earth, clay, etc., by a potter.
of or relating to pottery.
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Origin of fictile

First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin fictilis “earthen” (literally, “moldable”), equivalent to fict(us) “shaped” (past participle of fingere ) + -ilis -ile
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British Dictionary definitions for fictile

fictile
/ (ˈfɪktaɪl) /

adjective
moulded or capable of being moulded from clay; plastic
made of clay by a potter
relating to the craft of pottery

Word Origin for fictile

C17: from Latin fictilis that can be moulded, hence, made of clay, from fingere to shape
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