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bursting strength

noun
1.
the capacity of a thing or substance to resist change when under pressure.
2.
the pressure required to break down the resistance of a substance.
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  • He could feel the bursting strength of the young city—a David amongst cities.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • Hose may be secured with a bursting strength of more than 1,000 pounds to the square inch.

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