Dictionary.com

tractile

[ trak-til, -tahyl ]
/ ˈtræk tɪl, -taɪl /
Save This Word!

adjective

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for tractile

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

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

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK