superplastic

adjective
su·​per·​plas·​tic | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce superplastic (audio) \

Definition of superplastic

1 : capable of plastic deformation under low stress at an elevated temperature used of metals and alloys
2 : of or relating to superplastic materials superplastic molding

Other Words from superplastic

superplasticity \ ˌsü-​pər-​pla-​ˈsti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce superplasticity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of superplastic

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Superplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superplastic. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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