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plastic flow

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.
Also called plastic deformation.
Origin of plastic flow
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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