1 capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk" [ant: inelastic]
2 able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract" [syn: flexible, pliable, pliant]
1 a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together [syn: rubber band, elastic band]
2 an elastic fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
- Rhymes: -æstɪk
Adjectiveelastic ( more elastic, most elastic)
- Capable of stretching; particularly,
capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size
when force is released.
- The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.
- Made of elastic.
- elastic band
- Of clothing, elasticated.
- Sensitive to changes in price.
- Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
capable of stretching
made of elastic
elasticated See elasticated
sensitive to changes in price
- French: élastique m|f
- An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in
waistbands and cuffs.
- Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
- An elastic band.
- French: élastique
elastic band See elastic band
Elastic may refer to:
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