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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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  • The bursting strength of the netting was adequate enough, but he hadn't accounted for the effects of flex and wind resistance.

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