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plastic flow

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noun
  1. deformation of a material that remains rigid under stresses of less than a certain intensity but that behaves under severer stresses approximately as a Newtonian fluid.
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Origin of plastic flow

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called plastic deformation.
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