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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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Carefully remove the elastic band from around the lever (watch those fingers
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.
The body becomes the crux of a space that is delineated by the tension it projects: the men on the stools, still but unstable; the girl held in a precarious equilibrium at the edge of the platform, constrained by the taut elastic band, her arms rigid and immobile.
Options include an automatic label unit, which folds a label around each elastic band before bundling to ensure each pack has the correct information.
Like knee-high hose, these also have an elastic band at the top.
5 The mum who made police interrogate a 12-year-old for flicking an elastic band at her son.
As part of a worldwide diabetes awareness campaign, Millie has asked everyone at he r school to wear an elastic band around their wrist tomorrow and to "ping" it each time they eat or drink any foodstuffs containing carbohydrates.
During operation, the most relaxed elastic band is opposite the cam.
Everything has gone right with his preparation and he is wound up like an elastic band.
Try the Belly Belt, an elastic band and cloth panel that you can attach to your regular pants or skirt, allowing you to continue wearing your pre-pregnancy wardrobe until you're ready for maternity outfits.