[fik-tl; British fik-tahyl]
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Origin of fictile

1620–30; < Latin fictilis earthen (literally, moldable), equivalent to fict(us) shaped (past participle of fingere) + -ilis -ile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. moulded or capable of being moulded from clay; plastic
  2. made of clay by a potter
  3. 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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