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Definition of "fictile" [fic•tile]

  • Capable of being molded; plastic. (adjective)
  • Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to earthenware or pottery. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fictile" in a sentence
  • "Some provision they might make by fictile vessels, coverings, tiles, or flat stones, upon and about the body (and in the same field, not far from these urns, many stones were found underground), as also by careful separation of extraneous matter composing and raking up the burnt bones with forks, observable in that notable lamp of"
  • "Then we meet him in the Vedas, the Being “by whom the fictile vase is formed; the clay out of which it is fabricated.”"
  • "[Greek: korukion], a leathern sack or bag, which, when well stuffed, the Greeks used to suspend in the gymnasium, like the pendulum of a clock (as may be seem on a fictile vase), to buffet to and fro with blows of the fist."