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elastic limit

n
(General Physics) the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation
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When they are stretched to their elastic limits so that they can be wrapped around the rotund fascist egos of anti-democratic leaders.
Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
The first two were designed to stress the structures to within their respective elastic limits, the third to push them beyond those limits such that post-peak response could be observed.