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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.

RELATED WORDS

elastic, molded, supple, malleable, pliable, lustrous, bending, impressible, waxen, impressionable, ductile, pliant, resilient, workable, moldable, formable, dirt, mud, rock, stone

Nearby words

fickle-minded, fico, ficoll-hypaque technique, ficosis, fict., fictile, fiction, fictional, fictionalization, fictionalize, fictioneer

Origin of fictile

1620–30; < Latin fictilis earthen (literally, moldable), equivalent to fict(us) shaped (past participle of fingere) + -ilis -ile
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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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