adjective ana·stat·ic \¦anə¦statik\

Definition of anastatic

  1. 1 :  relating to a process of printing from a zinc plate on which a transferred design is left in relief by the etching out of the rest of the surface

  2. 2 [anastate + -ic] :  anabolic

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Origin and Etymology of anastatic

ana- + Greek statikos causing to stand — more at static

First Known Use: 1844

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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