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fic·tile  audio  (fktl, -tl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
    1. Capable of being molded; plastic.
    2. Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth.
  1. Of or relating to earthenware or pottery.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin fictilis, made of clay, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to mold; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots


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