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auxetic

[awg-zet-ik, awk-set-] /ɔgˈzɛt ɪk, ɔkˈsɛt-/ Biology
adjective
1.
pertaining to or promoting auxesis.
noun
2.
an auxetic agent.
Origin of auxetic
1730-1740
1730-40; < Greek auxētikos increasing, equivalent to auxēt(ós) increased (derivative of aúxein; see auxesis) + -ikos -ic
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