superplastic

[ soo-per-plas-tik ]
/ ˌsu pərˈplæs tɪk /

adjective

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

Origin of superplastic

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

Related forms

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

superplasticity, noun
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