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auxetic

[ awg-zet-ik, awk-set- ]
/ ɔgˈzɛt ɪk, ɔkˈsɛt- /
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adjective
pertaining to or promoting auxesis.
noun
an auxetic agent.
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Origin of auxetic

1730–40; <Greek auxētikos increasing, equivalent to auxēt(ós) increased (derivative of aúxein;see auxesis) + -ikos-ic
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