superplastic

adjective

su·​per·​plas·​tic ˌsü-pər-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce superplastic (audio)
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
superplasticity noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The body manufacture employs superplastic forming so that the end result is rigid, lightweight and strong. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of superplastic was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Superplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superplastic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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