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

Examples of superplastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Panoz, based north of Atlanta, Ga., has pioneered high-tech applications of superplastic forming (SPF), better known as super-formed aluminum, since the company’s beginning. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 May 2021 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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“Superplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superplastic. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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