di·​lat·​ant dī-ˈlā-tᵊnt How to pronounce dilatant (audio)
: increasing in viscosity and setting to a solid as a result of deformation by expansion, pressure, or agitation

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dilatant was in 1885

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“Dilatant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilatant. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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