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English adjective: elastic

1. elastic capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy


SamplesAn elastic band.
A youthful and elastic walk.


Similarbouncy, chewy, elasticised, elasticized, expandable, expandible, expansible, expansile, fictile, flexible, live, lively, moldable, plastic, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, springlike, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, viscoelastic, whippy


See alsoflexible, flexile


Antonymsinelastic

2. elastic able to adjust readily to different conditions


SamplesAn adaptable person.
A flexible personality.
An elastic clause in a contract.


Synonymsflexible, pliable, pliant


Similaradaptable


Antonymsunadaptable


English noun: elastic

1. elastic (artifact) a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together


Synonymselastic band, rubber band


Broader (hypernym)band, elastic device

2. elastic (artifact) a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile









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