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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
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elastic

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

Descriptive of a material having the property of elasticity.
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In accordance with other findings (Miller et al., 2009; Colado et al., 2012b), a reduction in elastic band grip width was related to an increased heart rate and local and overall perception of the exertion associated with the exercise being performed.
'I can't believe anyone can be so petty and small-minded as to dish out fines for leaving one elastic band in the road,' he said.
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All'incirca alla vita (More or less about the waist): With her feet on the edge of a tall base, a girl cantilevered dangerously forward into space, held only by a red elastic band stretched across her at waist level.
The Elastobinder senses the presence of the product automatically as it passes through the machine and then applies the elastic band. Product feed and removal can be either manual or automatic via a conveyor belt or rotating table and the Elastobinder can be installed into an existing packaging line.
The strategic alliance with Pfizer has been like "an elastic band to Searle's slingshot," Quail says.
Made of heavy-duty latex, brightly colored with razzle-dazzle patterns, inflate to baseball-size, add a little "magic return fluid" (nontoxic), clip with an elastic band, and go to town with all the tricks of a traditional yoyo, and more.
The overall path is constrained, however, almost as if the wanderer were connected to the central point by an elastic band.
Like knee-high hose, these also have an elastic band at the top.