anaclastic

adjective

an·​a·​clas·​tic
¦anə¦klastik
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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anaclastic was in 1753

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“Anaclastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaclastic. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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