an·​a·​clas·​tic | \ ¦anə¦klastik \

Definition of anaclastic

1 : capable of springing back the bottom of an anaclastic glass springs out or in when air is forced into or drawn from the glass
2 : relating to or constituting anaclasis

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First Known Use of anaclastic

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anaclastic

Greek anaklastos bent back, reflected (from anaklan to bend back, reflect, from ana- + klan to break, deflect) + English -ic

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“Anaclastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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