an·​elas·​tic ˌa-nə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce anelastic (audio)
: relating to the property of a substance in which there is no definite relation between stress and strain
anelasticity noun

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anelastic was in 1942

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“Anelastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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