[ US /ɪˈɫæstɪk/ ]
[ UK /ɪlˈɑːstɪk/ ]
  1. capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy
    an elastic band
    a youthful and elastic walk
  2. able to adjust readily to different conditions
    a flexible personality
    an adaptable person
    an elastic clause in a contract
  1. a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
  2. a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
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How To Use elastic In A Sentence

  • The illness means sufferers' pulmonary arteries have thicker and less elastic walls. The Sun
  • Shakedown analysis is a method which can be used to research the elastoplastic behavior of a structure under variable repeated loads that exceed the structure′s elastic limit load.
  • We need not worry about the disappearance of this space because its elasticity prevents true rupture or breakage.
  • The petticoat is very easy to make, too ... just cut the fabric to the right length (front & back piece), stitch sides, add lace at the bottom, sew a casing at the top for elastic & then add elastic & stitch opening closed! Year Around Feminine Fashions
  • The skin of D. holocanthus is highly elastic because of microfolds in the epidermis and collagen fibers of the dermis.
  • That's when the elastic rope comes in. Times, Sunday Times
  • In this paper, the general solution for plane problem of elastic mechanics in polar coordinate system is deduced by separate variable method.
  • Tights are close fitting with elastic waist band.
  • The elasticity of substitution measures how the relative use of an input changes when its relative price changes. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice
  • Damp casein is very like damp cheese and its elastic behaviour is anything but Hookean.
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