cold flow


Definition of cold flow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the viscous flow of a solid at ordinary temperatures
2 : the distortion of a solid under sustained pressure especially with an accompanying inability to return to its original dimensions when the pressure is removed


intransitive verb

Definition of cold-flow (Entry 2 of 2)

: to exhibit cold flow

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“Cold flow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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