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elastic

1. (of a body or material) capable of returning to its original shape after compression, expansion, stretching, or other deformation
2. (of gases) capable of expanding spontaneously
3. Physics (of collisions) involving no overall change in translational kinetic energy
4. made of elastic
5. tape, cord, or fabric containing interwoven strands of flexible rubber or similar substance allowing it to stretch and return to its original shape
6. Chiefly US and Canadian something made of elastic, such as a rubber band or a garter

elastic

[i′las·tik]
(mechanics)
Capable of sustaining deformation without permanent loss of size or shape.

elastic

Descriptive of a material having the property of elasticity.
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The men's jacket -- the "Adi-Jacket" -- has a modern, stylish touch with the "3-Stripes" band on the sleeves and elastic band on the neck and waist.
During operation, the most relaxed elastic band is opposite the cam.
I've also got elastic bands in my mouth to keep my teeth in line, and I won't be able to eat solids for four weeks.
The stretching and toning group also met three times weekly, for 45 minutes, and progressed through a series of increasingly resistant elastic bands.
Small round elastic bands help hold the wires in place.
Isotonic exercises consist of muscle contractions against resistance with motion, such as pulling against elastic bands or tubing.
DANGER: The elastic bands which hold the doll into the box pose a strangulation threat to young children.
The insoles, which are designed for diabetic patients, use a unique combination of low friction materials and elastic bands to greatly decrease friction and pressure on the bottom of the foot.
A DRESS made from elastic bands listed on eBay by a North Wales mum sold for PS170,100.
YOUNGSTERS and staff at a school will spend a day "pinging" themselves with elastic bands - in support of a brave, young diabetes sufferer.
On July 18, Disgruntled Resident of Walton writes about the very same subject I did last year - elastic bands.