tractile

[ trak-til, -tahyl ]
/ ˈtræk tɪl, -taɪl /

adjective

capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.
capable of being drawn.

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Origin of tractile

1620–30; <Latin tract(us) (see traction) + -ile

OTHER WORDS FROM tractile

trac·til·i·ty [trak-til-i-tee], /trækˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for tractile

  • The shy hairy men who herd the tractile flocks might be, except for some added clothing, the very brethren of David.

  • He was a drawing card, a veritable bargain counter or church scandal in his tractile powers.

British Dictionary definitions for tractile

tractile
/ (ˈtræktaɪl) /

adjective

capable of being drawn out; ductile

Derived forms of tractile

tractility (trækˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for tractile

C17: from Latin trahere to drag
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