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

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Other Words from superplastic

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

Examples of superplastic in a Sentence

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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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 24 Sep. 2021.

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