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sectile

[ sek-til ]
/ ˈsɛk tɪl /
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adjective
capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
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Origin of sectile

1710–20; <Latin sectilis cuttable, equivalent to sect(us) (past participle of secāre to cut; see saw1) + -ilis-ile

OTHER WORDS FROM sectile

sec·til·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sectile

sectile
/ (ˈsɛktaɪl) /

adjective
able to be cut smoothly

Derived forms of sectile

sectility (sɛkˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for sectile

C18: from Latin sectilis, from secāre to cut
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