dilatant

adjective
di·​lat·​ant | \ dī-ˈlā-tᵊnt How to pronounce dilatant (audio) \

Definition of dilatant

: increasing in viscosity and setting to a solid as a result of deformation by expansion, pressure, or agitation

First Known Use of dilatant

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Dilatant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilatant. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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