anelastic

adjective
an·​elas·​tic | \ ˌa-nə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce anelastic (audio) \

Definition of anelastic

: relating to the property of a substance in which there is no definite relation between stress and strain

Other Words from anelastic

anelasticity \ ˌa-​nə-​ˌla-​ˈsti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce anelastic (audio) , -​ˈsti-​stē \ noun

First Known Use of anelastic

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Anelastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anelastic. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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