hysteresis in springs? Watch

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could sum1 explain to me why hysteresis in a spring will cause not all the total work done on it to be converted into kinetic energy. I have read up on it and have a vague understanding that there is sum kind of lag effect that causes strain to be greater when the stress is decreasing than when it is increasing (strain greater when spring released) and this also causes residual strain in the spring. Can anyone simplify, clarify or correct this for me please.
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