[trak-til, -tahyl]


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

Origin of tractile

1620–30; < Latin tract(us) (see traction) + -ile
Related formstrac·til·i·ty [trak-til-i-tee] /trækˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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capable of being drawn out; ductile
Derived Formstractility (trækˈtɪlɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for tractile

C17: from Latin trahere to drag
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