Auxetic Aux*et"ic, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to, or containing, auxesis; amplifying. [1913 Webster]

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  • auxetic — /awg zet ik, awk set /, Biol. adj. 1. pertaining to or promoting auxesis. n. 2. an auxetic agent. [1730 40; < Gk auxetikos increasing, equiv. to auxet(ós) increased (deriv. of aúxein; see AUXESIS) + ikos IC] * * * …   Universalium

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  • auxetic — aux·et·ic …   English syllables

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