viscoelastic

[ vis-koh-i-las-tik ]
/ ˌvɪs koʊ ɪˈlæs tɪk /

adjective Physics.

pertaining to a substance having both viscous and elastic properties.

Nearby words

  1. viscerotonia,
  2. viscerotrophic,
  3. viscerotropic,
  4. viscid,
  5. viscidly,
  6. viscoid,
  7. viscometer,
  8. viscometric,
  9. visconti,
  10. visconti, luchino

Origin of viscoelastic

First recorded in 1930–35; visc(ous) + -o- + elastic

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British Dictionary definitions for viscoelastic

viscoelastic

/ (ˌvɪskəʊɪˈlæstɪk) /

adjective

physics (of a solid or liquid) exhibiting both viscous and elastic behaviour when deformed
Derived Formsviscoelasticity, noun

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