viscoelastic

adjective
vis·​co·​elas·​tic | \ ˌvi-skō-ə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce viscoelastic (audio) \

Definition of viscoelastic

: having appreciable and conjoint viscous and elastic properties such viscoelastic materials as asphalt also : constituting or relating to the state of viscoelastic materials viscoelastic data viscoelastic properties

Other Words from viscoelastic

viscoelasticity \ ˌvi-​skō-​ə-​ˌla-​ˈsti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce viscoelastic (audio) , -​ˈti-​stē \ noun

Examples of viscoelastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The microfiber fill has a viscoelastic effect to adjust to your movements during the night. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 June 2021 The interaction between the thread, mucin, and seawater creates a three-dimensional, viscoelastic network. Laura Yan, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of viscoelastic

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viscoelastic

viscous + -o- + elastic

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“Viscoelastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viscoelastic. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for viscoelastic

viscoelastic

adjective
vis·​co·​elas·​tic | \ ˌvis-kō-ə-ˈlas-tik How to pronounce viscoelastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of viscoelastic

: having appreciable and conjoint viscous and elastic properties also : constituting or relating to the state of viscoelastic materials viscoelastic properties

Other Words from viscoelastic

viscoelasticity \ -​ˌlas-​ˈtis-​ət-​ē, -​ˈtis-​tē How to pronounce viscoelastic (audio) \ noun, plural viscoelasticities

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