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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin malleabilis, from malleare 'to hit with a hammer'

malleable

adjective
     
mal‧le‧a‧ble
1 technical something that is malleable is easy to press or pull into a new shape:
malleable steel
2 formal someone who is malleable can be easily influenced or changed by other people:
a malleable child
malleability noun [uncountable]

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