from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The increase in volume of a granular substance when its shape is changed, because of greater distance between its component particles.
- n. The phenomenon whereby a viscous substance solidifies under pressure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of dilating or expanding, especially by means of an increase in space between the component parts.
- n. The phenomenon of some substances whose viscosity increases with shear rate, or with pressure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of granular masses of expanding in bulk with change of shape.
Sorry, no etymologies found.