superplastic

[ soo-per-plas-tik ]

adjective
  1. (of some metals and alloys) having the capacity to undergo extreme deformation at high temperatures.

Origin of superplastic

1
1945–50; super- + plastic; compare Russian sverkhplastíchnostʾ (1945) superplasticity

Other words from superplastic

  • su·per·plas·tic·i·ty [soo-per-plas-tis-i-tee], /ˌsu pər plæsˈtɪs ɪ ti/, noun

Words Nearby superplastic

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British Dictionary definitions for superplastic

superplastic

/ (ˌsuːpəˈplæstɪk) /


adjective
  1. (of a metal, alloy, etc) very easily moulded at high temperatures without fracturing

noun
  1. such a metal, alloy, etc

Derived forms of superplastic

  • superplasticity, noun

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