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elastic wave

noun, Physics.
a wave propagated by the elastic deformation of a medium.
Origin of elastic wave
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • What down, what sand, what deep moss, what elastic wave could match the bed and cushion of the gale?

    Ceres' Runaway Alice Meynell

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