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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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Lowe says the hymen is like a "hair scrunchy" and is an elasticised structure that usually stretches at first sex and is almost never harmed during a medical examination.
Cute cardies with floral edging or chic piping, classic silk print summer dresses, Doris Day-style gingham Capri pants, pull-on elasticised cotton trousers in a variety of bright prints all sum up the casual elegance that is Boden, and some styles go up to size 20.
The elasticised cuff ensures a firm and sure fit and the seamless bottom makes them comfortable to wear and less likely to wear out.
STOP IT Put on elasticised stockings before you get out of bed, don't stand for long periods of time, consult your GP about possible surgery.
Made from polyester with extra strength elasticised sides, the bag meets BS EN 1729-2:2006 stability standards on size mark 2, 4, and 5 chairs whilst loaded at 2.
These, for anyone fortunate enough not to have encountered a pair, are essentially small plastic bags, elasticised around the ankle.