superplastic

adjective
su·per·plas·tic | \ˌsü-pər-ˈpla-stik \

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 \ noun

First Known Use of superplastic

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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