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[trak-til, -tahyl]
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  1. capable of being drawn out in length; ductile.
  2. capable of being drawn.
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Origin of tractile

1620–30; < Latin tract(us) (see traction) + -ile
Related formstrac·til·i·ty [trak-til-i-tee] /trækˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for tractile

Historical Examples

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

    The Army Mule and Other War Sketches

    Henry A. Castle

  • 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


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

Word Origin

C17: from Latin trahere to drag
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