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elastic

e·las·tic

elastic

 
 
pronunciation:
ih lae stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of returning to its initial form after being stretched or deformed.
synonyms:
resilient, springy, stretchable
antonyms:
inelastic, inflexible, rigid
similar words:
ductile, flexible, plastic, pliable, pliant, rubbery, supple
definition 2: capable of accommodating to requirements; flexible.
synonyms:
adaptable, flexible, pliable, supple
antonyms:
inelastic, inflexible, rigid
similar words:
adjustable, pliant, tolerant
definition 3: capable of recovering quickly; resilient.
synonyms:
resilient, springy
similar words:
buoyant
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fabric that can be stretched but will recover its original shape, made by weaving in strands of rubber or a similar synthetic material.
definition 2: a product containing or made of this fabric.
derivation: elastically (adv.)
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