• Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
  • Made of elastic.
  • Of clothing, elasticated.
  • Sensitive to changes in price.
  • springy; bouncy; vivacious
  • Pervasive, all-encompassing.
  • Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.


  • An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
  • An elastic band.


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  • From French élastique, from New Latin elasticus, from Ancient Greek ἐλαστός, alternative form of ἐλατός (cf. ἐλατήρ), from ἐλαύνω.

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