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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


2. elastic able to adjust readily to different conditions

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

Synonymsflexible, pliable, pliant



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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