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Adjective: elastic  i'la-stik
  1. Capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
    "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
  2. Able to adjust readily to different conditions
    "an elastic clause in a contract";
    - flexible, pliable, pliant
  3. (physics) describes a collision or scattering that involves no loss of particle energy
Noun: elastic  i'la-stik
  1. A narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
    - rubber band, elastic band
  2. A fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material

Derived forms: elastics

See also: adaptable, bouncy, chewy, elasticated [Brit], elasticised [Brit], elasticized, expandable, expandible, expansible, expansile, fictile, flexible, flexile, live, lively, moldable [N. Amer], mouldable [Brit, Cdn], plastic, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, springlike, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, viscoelastic, whippy

Type of: band, cloth, elastic device, fabric, material, textile

Antonym: inelastic

Encyclopedia: Elastic