elastic afterwork

noun
variants: or elastic afterworking

Definition of elastic afterwork

: the plastic yielding or creep of certain crystals of a metal on recovery after the release of a stress that has previously caused plastic deformation

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“Elastic afterwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elastic%20afterwork. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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