anaclastic

adjective an·a·clas·tic \¦anə¦klastik\

Definition of anaclastic

  1. 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. 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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