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bursting strength

the capacity of a thing or substance to resist change when under pressure.
the pressure required to break down the resistance of a substance. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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