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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Origin and Etymology of anaclastic
Greek anaklastos bent back, reflected (from anaklan to bend back, reflect, from ana- + klan to break, deflect) + English -ic
First Known Use: 1753
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