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electrostriction

[ ih-lek-truh-strik-shuhn ]
/ ɪˌlɛk trəˈstrɪk ʃən /
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noun Physics.
elastic deformation produced by an electric field, independent of the polarity of the field.
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OTHER WORDS FROM electrostriction

e·lec·tro·stric·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electrostriction

electrostriction
/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstrɪkʃən) /

noun
the change in dimensions of a dielectric occurring as an elastic strain when an electric field is applied
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