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Definition of Elastic

Elastic

  1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a substance is bent, drawn, pressed, or twisted; springy; having the power of rebounding; as, a bow is elastic; the air is elastic; India rubber is elastic.
  2. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials; as, elastic spirits; an elastic constitution.
  3. An elastic woven fabric, as a belt, braces or suspenders, etc., made in part of India rubber.

Elastic Quotations

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The time at our disposal each day is elastic; the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
Marcel Proust

Americans are really obsessed with their teeth being white and straight, aren't they? I saw this little girl the other day with one of those whole head braces. Elastic all the way around! How traumatizing for a child to have to wear one of those! You look like a monster.
Kate Moss

I like simple things. Elastic waists, so I can eat.
Barbra Streisand

Reality can be elastic, and I want to see how elastic it can be, you know?
Yoko Ono
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Elastic Translations

elastic in Dutch is rekbaar, soepel, elastisch
elastic in German is dehnbar
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