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English noun: elasticity

1. elasticity (attribute) the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

SamplesThe waistband had lost its snap.


Broader (hypernym)physical property

Narrower (hyponym)bounce, bounciness, elasticity of shear, give, resilience, resiliency, spring, springiness, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, temper, toughness


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