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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.


Synonymssnap


Broader (hypernym)physical property


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


Antonymsinelasticity









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