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superplastic

[ soo-per-plas-tik ]
/ ˌsu pərˈplæs tɪk /
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adjective
(of some metals and alloys) having the capacity to undergo extreme deformation at high temperatures.
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Origin of superplastic

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
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British Dictionary definitions for superplastic

superplastic
/ (ˌsuːpəˈplæstɪk) /

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

Derived forms of superplastic

superplasticity, noun
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